The Louis is a family living during stage 1 of the demographic transition. They live in a remote part of the world in a small group of religious people that follow traditions of only living off the land. They are farmers and Mr. and Mrs. Louis have five kids to help sustain the land. They used to have two more kids but they died of yellow fever due to lack of medical attention. The birth rate of the community the Louis family lives in is high but so is the death rate. Disease and famine are common.