Lucy was born in 1982, and grew up and finished school in Ongata Rongai. She has four brothers and tragically her sister died of meningitis.  She started working for Mikono in 1995, and from having no machine knitting experience when she started, she is a skilled machine knitter today. During the election violence in 2007/08, her brothers' houses were burned down and their families hid in the forest nearby for days. Today they have returned, and have rebuilt their houses. Lucy did not work the whole year of 2009 as she was weak after contracting meningitis. Her husband lives up-country and does not help with paying school fees. She lives with her mother and children of 7 and 11 years.