Bugumia lived in Magu with his mother who worked as a barmaid. She died after bleeding to death from a wound caused by a glass bottle whilst at work. Bugumya was brought to Bethany by the owner of the bar where his mother worked after he had contacted social welfare following the accident. Then after it was found that his father wanted Bugumya to continue to live at Bethany. Nobody knew of any other relatives. The social welfare office in Magu recommended that Bugumya should reside at Bethany.
To date Bugumya seems to be very content in all aspects and gets on well with the other children at Bethany. He likes education and he feels well cared at Bethany.