She is living with both her parents, but her father is blind. Her mother sells food in the local market once a week to bring in money for the family. There are nine children in the family, she is the fifth born. She wants to be a clerk in a bank one day.
In her final primary school examinations she gained 160 marks out of a possible 250.
Tabea started Einoti Secondary School in January 2013. She is being sponsored by Sue Geddes.