Nerline Metelus is seven years old and lives in Galette Chambon. Her birthday is September 22nd. She is hoping to go to Professor Salomon’s school. She lives with her mother and father, grandparents, and many cousins and aunts. They all work as farmers in a share cropping field harvesting corn and millet. Nerline loves school but her family cannot afford to send her. There are many children in the family who need to go to school but they can only afford to pay for the older ones. Nerline is having to wait for her turn. She wants to be a seamstress one day when she grows up so that she can make beautiful clothes and school uniforms for children who go to school!