He stays with his maternal grandmother in Nabalanga village. Grandmother is a peasant farmer who cannot support Abdullah with much apart from food, shelter and clothing since she is also a dependent.
He is in good health except for the healed burns scars on his hands and chest.
He is the first born in the mother of 2 children. 1 boy and 1 girl. At one year of age, Abdullah was found inside their family house, almost burnt to death by his mother after family abandonment by the biological father. As an intervention, Grandmother was called by the local authority to take up the child so that she could start living with him amidst a financially challenging life.