Issaku was born in February 1995 and was brought to the Orphanage by his uncle when he was 8 years old. His parents had split up and neither wanted to look after him. Our UK Charity sponsored him until he left the Orphanage to take up a job as a baker. When, in 2008, he developed a bony growth in his knee, his UK sponsor paid for him to have the operation to remove the benign growth, and he recovered without any further ill effects. He is now 24 and has a wife and two children of his own.