Alimamy was born in 2010. His aunt does not know the exact date of his birth so we celebrate his birthday on January 1st. Alimamy lives in the very poor fishing village of Tombo. Tombo is located on the western coastline of Sierra Leone 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.
Alimamy lives with his aunt. She is a cookery seller, selling rice and soup in the community. His father lives in the provinces and is jobless. Alimamy's mother passed away four years ago. There are times Alimamy has no food to eat because his aunt does not make sufficient funds from her job to take care of Alimamy and her other responsibilities. His father has not provided any help in caring for Alimamy since he moved to the provinces. Realizing that his aunt could not provide him with sufficient food or meet his other needs, Alimamy found work. He gathers scrap metal to sell and fetches water for people.
Alimamy has never been to school due to the lack of funds to pay for school tuition, uniform, school supplies and other school fees. He would love to begin school if given the opportunity. Alimamy would like to become a doctor in the future.