Fund Isaan granted Joy a scholarship when she was 19 and studying Office Management in her first year of high certificate at Surin Vocational College.
Joy is part of a family of three; her grandmother, her younger step-sister and Joy. They live in a house of an aunt in Surin city. Her parents divorced many years ago. Her father got remarried and has another child with his second wife. He lives in another province and never supported his daughter.