Alimamy was born in 2006. His mother 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 lived with his father and stepmother who is fish trader. His parents separated eight years ago and abandoned him. Alimamy was surviving on his own with help from friends and neighbors since he was a small boy. Later, his dad remarried and they decided to bring him home. After sometime, Alimamy's stepmother started severely mistreating him, which is very common in Sierra Leone. Alimamy finally decided he could not take the mistreatment of his stepmother and decided to go live on the streets again. Alimamy works clearing fish from the fish nets after they are drug in and transporting fish baskets down to the Pepper Wharf, the market, park or to buildings called Banda which are fish smoking shacks.
During Class 5, Alimamy was forced to stop school due to the lack of funds to pay for school tuition, uniform, school supplies and other school fees. Alimamy would love to return to school if given the opportunity.
Alimamy would like to be a scientist in the future.