On August 27, 1910, she was born with the name of Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in Skopje, Yugoslavia. Gonxha Bojaxhiu came from a family that did not lack anything. Her parents Nikola and Drana Bojaxhiu had two more kinds, Aga and Lazar. The family had a good status and was able to afford to have two houses. Her father Nikola Bojaxhiu was a successful construction business worker, and was able to supply his family with all the necessities. He was very involved in the politics at the time, mostly involved with the reforms of the Albanians, which was seen as a possible cause of his sudden death. At the death of her father Gonxha was only seven years old, her mother Drana Bojaxhiu put up a textile business due to the fact that she was now in charge of the family. They did not have everything as before yet they did not lack shelter or food (Slavicek). Throughout her childhood, Gonxha had been influenced by her family to get involved with Church. As found in the article about Mother Teresa on the online New World Encyclopedia, she completed elementary and high school in church schools, where she was an active member of the drama section, literacy section, and the church chorus (“Mother Teresa” New World Encyclopedia). Gonxha Bojaxhiu enjoyed reading, especially articles about missionary life and service in India, which later persuaded her to become a missionary nun. On Slavicek’s book it said that Mother Teresa’s parents had always taught their children to care about helping those in needs and caring about their religion. Her mother had always encouraged her kids into being part of the church because they would have spiritual and emotional support as well as a sense of their culture and religion, especially since they were a small part of the town’s population. Her Mother frequently took food, clothing, and other items to the destitute and sick of the parish. “The Bojaxhiu family had long been known in Skopje for their generosity toward the town’s poor and downtrodden” (Slavicek).