Wislene Dorce is ten years old and lives in Galette Chambon with his mother and brother. He has never been able to afford to go to school, so this will be his first year. He doesn’t mind that he will be older than the others in first grade because he is excited to finally go to school. His mother sometimes sells fruit as a vendor in the market but there has been a draught and she hasn’t had much fruit to sell. It makes him sad to see his mother struggle to feed him and his brother, so he sometimes helps neighbors carry water to make a little money to help his mother. He wants to go to school so he can one day get a job and help his family.