Edankidang Joe is the youngest of five children. His father died from a snake bite. His mother died from malaria. Both parents were farmers. Edankidang Joe lives with his sixty-year old uncle who is a tapper of palm wine. The uncle is too old to work, and unable to feed his family.
Edankidang Joe is a Roman Catholic. He does not have any physical disabilities. He has a strong interest in crafts making .