Winifrida finished Form 4 student at Ruvuma Secondary School. She was a strong student, ranking as the fourth girl in her class. As a student she had hopes of continuing on in school through university and becoming an engineer, in order to help put her younger siblings through school and to help her mother out. Her father passed away and she lives with her mother, older sister and three younger siblings. Her mother sells tomatoes and onions and her sister occasionally works as a tailor.