Lacatus was born in 1997 and is from Agbangnizoun (in the Zou department). His father, Jean-Marie, died in 2013 after a long illness. His mother, Francoise (41 years old) cooks and sells rice in the village of Ze-Wedji. She is now the only one taking care of her eight children. They live in a mud brick house covered by old metal sheets. He has three meals a day and the daily income of the household is 400 Fcfa (~80 cents).