Betty is a deaf happy girl, she stays with her mother and her siblings in a mud house roofed with iron sheets. The mother is a peasant farmer who grows crops like beans, maize and matooke for home consumption only. She is the one who sleeps on a mat which she share with her sister Irene. Betty’s mother would like her to be at school but she doesn’t earn enough money to look after the children and also taking them to school and that there is no nearby school for deaf children and this becomes a challenge for them. Betty has herpes. She likes cooking and her favorite meat is chicken and rice.