Swati Senapati was born into a Hindu family. Her father is chronically ill and bed ridden; unable to work. Swati's mother is working as maidservant to try to sustain the family. Swati has an elder sister and one younger brother.
Swati's mother is not able to provide for the family's basic needs, as she is the only one in the family that is able to work. In addition, medical expenses for father takes much of what she earns.
Swati's mother went into a deep depression and wanted to commit suicide. It is during that time that she met Christ and Christ restored joy in her life. Swati's mother came to know about Mercy Homes through a pastor and has requested admittance for Swati into Mercy Homes so that her needs will be provided for.