Momoh was born in 2007. His parents do not know the exact date of his birth so we celebrate his birthday on January 1st. Momoh 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.
Momoh lives with both of his parents. Both parents work in various fishing jobs. His mother is frequently ill so most of the responsibilities for Momoh's care are on his father. His parents have five children, however Momoh's father is unfaithful and has children with many other women. His father therefore, cannot provide sufficiently for Momoh's family.
In order to provide for his own basic needs, Momoh has found work. He organizes fish to be dried in fish shacks called Banda. Children working in Bandas are constantly exposed to the thick smoke and stench that gathers in the shacks.
Momoh had to stop attending school in Class II due to lack of funds to pay for his school tuition, uniform, school supplies and other school fees. He would be very happy to return to school if given the opportunity.