It’s a very sad story.  His mother died while giving birth, so he never knew her.

A few months later, Habibu’s father committed suicide. People whisper that the spirit of the wife pushed him to do it so they could be together.

Habibu now lives with a grandmother who is old, illiterate and jobless. She has a small piece of land where she grows a few coffee beans, sometimes bringing in enough money to provide a little food and a few absolute necessities.

Without a sponsor, Habibu will never make it through primary school. His grandmother can’t even buy him a pencil.