Heswitha Kondepati has one older brother. Her father is a plumber, which is not the same prestigious occupation as in the West; he is not highly paid. Her mother is a coolie, or day laborer, and helps add to their income as much as she can. Heswitha enjoys singing, drawing and gardening. She is grateful for the opportunities presented to her by the staff at Mother Teresa Orphanage and Mary Rose Buds School.