Makendel Merizier is 10 years old and lives in Galette Chambon with his mama, brother, younger sister and baby brother. He and his mom and siblings also live with their grandmother. His birthday is January 1st. His grandmother used to be a vendor that sold things for a living, but when his mom became sick after giving birth to his baby brother, grandma had to sell everything to help pay medical expenses for his mother. Now they have no business and no source of income. He and his brother and little sister all want to go to Professor Salomon’s school, but with no income, that is just impossible. Makendel is very smart. He loves mathematics as well as languages. He wants to learn French and be a teacher one day. When he’s not in school, he enjoys playing soccer with his brother Lovens. He admits that Lovens is better at soccer than he is, but he still enjoys playing.