Osman was born in 2007. His cousin does not know the exact date of his birth so we celebrate his birthday on January 1st. Osman 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.
Osman lives with his cousin who works as a fish trader. His parents separated five years ago and they abandoned Osman and his siblings. His cousin decided to help him but she cannot adequately provide for Osman's needs because she has six children to care for. Osman spends his time on the streets working with fish traders, carrying or transporting fish baskets. In addition, Osman works for a metal shop, carrying metals from one point to another or helping to clean old metal.
During Class 4, Osman was forced to stop school to the lack of funds pay for school tuition, uniform, school supplies and other school fees. Osman would like to return to school if given the opportunity.
Osman would like to be an attorney in the future.