Mohamed 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.
Mohamed lives with his mother who sells cooking items like spoons, plates, etc. His father married three other women because polygamy is still practiced in Sierra Leone. After 5 years and much conflict in the family, Mohamed's mother left but he stayed with his father. His father was angered by this and abandoned Mohamed so Mohamed returned with his mother. Mohamed fetches water and helps people with domestic work to earn food and a little money.
He has never attended school due to lack of funds but would love to if given the support. Mohamed wants to be a minister in the future.