Sorie was born in 2006. His parents do not know the exact date of his birth so we celebrate his birthday on January 1st. Sorie 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.
Sorie lives with his parents. His father and mother both work in the fishing industry. Sorie's parents cannot adequately provide food for or meet the basic needs of their family. Realizing his constraints for food, Sorie found work organizing fish to be dried in a fish shack called Banda. Children working in a Banda are constantly exposed to the heavy smoke and the stench that gathers in the shack. Sorie has been engaged in this work for over a year.
Sorie was in school, but he was forced to quit in Class IV due to the lack of funds to pay for tuition, uniforms, school supplies and other school fees. He would love to return to school if given the opportunity. Sorie would like to be the president of Sierra Leone one day.