He lives with both parents. They have five children, and he is the fourth born. Because the family are so poor, they have no children at secondary school, (apart from Memoi). His parents wanted him to herd cattle, but he wanted to go to school. He wants to be a teacher at a primary school one day.
In his final primary school examinations he gained 161 marks out of a possible 250.
Memoi started Moita Boys Secondary Boarding School in January 2013. He is being sponsored by Emily Davies, a member of staff at Acklam Grange School.