Albert lives in the very poor fishing village of Tombo. Tombo is located on the western coastline and is a major hub for fish trade and transport. The town is known for its deeply religious Islamic faith. Because of the poor conditions and the bodies of water that surround Tombo, diseases such as Malaria, Typhoid and Cholera run rampant.
Albert’s father died in 2015, due to complications of severe malaria in the Tombo community. He presently lives with his mother. Albert's mother is a fish trader which brings in minimal funding.
Considering their struggles for food and other basic needs, Albert helps his mother and other fish traders transport their fish baskets to the market or to Lorry Park (and area where public transport is available for passengers and transportation of goods). Albert has an additional job, gathering scrap metals to sell.
Albert has been in this situation for two years now. He was in Class VI when his father died. Now his mother lacks the funds to send him to school. He would like to continue his studies if given the opportunity.