Mint was in primary school when she was first sponsored. She lived with her mom and dad, older sister, and grandparents. When both her mom and dad were working in the gardens, they earned a combined wage of about $90 a month which was for a family of six.
When her parents separated, Mint lived with her mom on a very low income. Mint had dreams of going to University and would be the first one in her family to do so.