Asinati was born in the village of Musanze, the third of eight children in her family. Asinati received an education only through Grade 2, after which she was forced to drop out of school. As an adult, Asinati became a single mother. The father of the baby abandoned her and her parents disowned her, claiming she had brought shame upon the family.

Her parents moved to Uganda and left three of Asinati's siblings in her care. Before coming to work for True Vineyard, there were days when it is was  impossible to find enough food to feed her daughter and siblings. Asinati is grateful for finding a job that allows her to build a small house for her family.