Ernes Jean Is thirteen years old and lives in Gros Balance near Galatte Chambon with his mother and grandmother. His father died when he was working in Port au Prince and the earthquake hit. He was buried under a pile of concrete when the building he was working in collapsed. Now, Ernes’s mother and grandmother work a garden and sell the vegetables from that garden to make money for their family to eat. Ernes loves to play soccer and he says he plays better than Jean-Claude J He says his favorite subject in school that he wants to learn is French and when he grows up he wants to be a mason.