Saidu was born in 2005. His aunt does not know the exact date of his birth so we celebrate his birthday on January 1st. Saidu 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.
Saidu lives with his aunt who is a fish trader. He was living with his father but his father passed away in 2015 due to a severe Cholera outbreak. Since the death of his father, his mother stopped caring for him so his aunt decided to help him. Saidu's aunt however, cannot adequately provide food or meet Saidu's other basic needs. Realizing his this, Saidu engages himself in fetching wood from the Tombo Forest. He then transports the wood to sell. Saidu has been working doing this since the death of his father.
Saidu was forced to stop school in Junior Senior Secondary III due to the lack of funds to pay for tuition, uniforms, school supplies and other school fees. His great desire is to return to school if given the opportunity. Saidu would like to be a professional soccer player in the future.