Yveson is a bright 11 year old from a village called Dalgro near Galette Chambon. He lives with his father, mother, and two brothers. His father is a farmer and his mother stays home with the boys and takes care of the house. His father is deaf, but he works hard as a share cropper to make money for his family and bring home food. The farms in the village have not done very well for the last two years, however, because of two droughts and now the hurricane. The farm where his father works was completely flooded by the river in the storm. Yveson is thankful that Professor Salomon decided to let him and his brothers go to school this year while waiting for a sponsor because he really likes school and he wants to become a math teacher himself! His favorite thing about Haiti is the beautiful coconut trees and in his free time he enjoys playing with his friends.