Musa’s mom and dad left him with his aunt and traveled to the district of Kambia. The reasons for the migration is not clear to Musa. His aunt has six children, three of which are adults while the other three are younger children whom attend school.
Musa's aunt is not sending Musa to school because she does not have sufficient funds to pay for his tuition, school supplies, uniforms and other school fees in addition to her three children that attend school.
There is also insufficient food at home for the family so Musa took to the streets to find work to earn meals for himself. Musa's prayer is that his parents return or come back for him so he can be relieved of his current situation.