Edson is twelve years old and he lives in Galette Chambon with his mother and father, three brothers, and four sisters. His birthday is January 28th. His father is a mason who works on houses and his mother is a really good cook. Edson went to school last year, but he was not able to go to school this year because his father has not had any work lately. He is hoping he will get sponsored soon so he won’t get too far behind in school. His favorite subject is math and he wants to one day learn English because he thinks it is an interesting language and he can speak with the Americans who come to the village all the time.