Gladys lives in the village of Mathias where there is no school. She will have to walk an hour each way to attend school in Thoman but is very excited about the possibility of being able to attend school and learn. Gladys loves singing and her favorite color is red. She has three brothers ages 4, 3, and 6 months and has two sisters ages 13 and 9. Her father is a farmer and her mother is a street vendor.