Ibrahim was born in 2006. His mother does not know the exact date of his birth so we celebrate his birthday on January 1st. Ibrahim 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.
Ibrahim lives with his mother who is currently without work. His parents separated two years ago and after the separation, both parents abandoned him, leaving him on the streets. There, Ibrahim tried to fend for himself. Sometime later, his mother decided to take him home. Ibrahim works by helping bakery workers. In exchange for his work they give him some bread or a small amount of cash at the end of each day.
Ibrahim stopped school immediately after his parents separation and abandonment of him. His mother is having trouble finding work and therefore can not afford to pay for school tuition, uniform, school supplies and other school fees. Ibrahim wants to go to school if given the opportunity.
Ibrahim would like to become a professional soccer player in the future.