Alhassan lives with both parents. His father grinds fish and pepper in the market and his mother sells plastic bags. With their combined meager wages, they try to provide for the family.
There are three children in the family and Alhassan is the youngest. There is not an adequate amount of food at home so to help his parents, Alhassan goes out on the street to find odd jobs to help his family survive.
His current jobs include foraging for scrap metal and gathering big rocks to sell. Alhassan stopped schooling in Class 4 due to lack of funds to pay for tuition, supplies, uniforms and other school fees.