Nicolas is a bright fourteen year old from Galette Chambon. He lives with his parents, grandparents, and three sisters and six brothers. His parents are merchants, but the economy in the village is so poor that his parents cannot afford to send him and all of his siblings to school. His younger brothers have sponsors in the elementary school, and he is so happy that BGM has started taking sponsors for students in the secondary school. He was not able to go to school last year because his parents couldn’t afford it. However, now that he has a chance to get a sponsor, he is happy that he is able to go to school. Nicolas loves to laugh and make others laugh. He doesn’t let much of anything get him down. As a matter of fact, last year, when he wasn’t able to go to school, he borrowed a friend’s books and studied every week so that he would not get behind. He plans to do very well this year in school because he kept studying. His favorite subject is French, and he practices reading and speaking French all the time because he wants to be a doctor one day and he knows that his French will have to be very good to become a doctor in Haiti. He loves to play soccer with his friends when he has free time, and his favorite thing about Haiti is the beautiful natural beauty of the island.