Jane was born in 1968. She grew up with her mother and four brothers in the central part of the country. Being a girl, she was not allowed to continue studying after primary school, unlike her brothers, who attended secondary school.

Jane has four boys of 5, 8, 18 and 20 years old. Jane's aim in life is to get all her sons through secondary school. She says her husband is not able to help her much. Jane is efficient and diligent in both hand-knitting and crochet work. In March 2012 she was trained in machine knitting.