Raphaeli went to Meserani Juu Primary School. He lives with his first sister as both his parents died from Malaria in 2005. The family of two brothers and three sisters is supported by the local community.
Raphaeli started Moita Boys’ Secondary Boarding School in January 2011, and completed his secondary education in November 2014. In 2015 he was employed as a builder/mechanic at Meserani. He was sponsored throughout his secondary education by Bryan & Liz Sloper.