Claudia Israel is seven years old and lives in Galette Chambon with her mom and dad. Her birthday is July 14th. Her parents are very young, but they are trying to make their family work. Her dad helps grow and harvest plantains and her mother sells them. They also raise goats, but right now they only have two. Claudia and her mother have planted a small garden near their house so they can grow food. She enjoys helping her mother in the garden. She wants to go to Professor Salomon’s school with her friends. When she grows up, she wants to be a nurse so she can help people who are sick.