Makabala grew up with his father, mother, and 7 siblings. His father was a plumber and his mother was a housewife. His parents divorced when the father was unhappy that the mother had accepted Jesus. Makabala’s father began to drink and his mother moved away. Currently, Makabala is living with his father and works simple jobs to care for his siblings. His father does not care about education so he does not provide any support. Makabala is a hardworking young man, and cares about his education.