His father has five wives, so Lowassa has 32 brothers and sisters. His mother has seven children. His big brother started High School, but had to drop out because he couldn’t afford the transport costs. His father died in 2008 of T.B. There is no hope of Lowassa going to secondary school, as he depends on his mother’s income, and she breaks rocks for a living. He was placed 15th, in his examinations at Meserani Juu Primary School in early 2014. He would like to be a doctor one day.
Lowasa started his secondary education at Moita Boys’ Secondary Boarding School in January 2015. He is being sponsored by Jonathan Lee.