Masaga’s mother abandoned them (Masaga, his brother Marco and his father) because her husband was mentally ill. By that time Masaga was only two years old. When this woman ran away, the husband could not afford to care for his sons because he could not look after himself due to his illness. This situation led the two boys to have malnutrition and were nearly dying. It was the social officer who investigated the family and approached Bethany for help. He was very ill when admitted at Bethany but at the moment he is healthy and happy.