Rose Kenia is a timid little 7 year old from the small village of Kadas near Galette Chambon. She has one sister and the two of them live with their father who drives a moto taptap. Her mother died a few years ago. She and her sister stay with their aunt when their father is working. She has never been to school before, so she will start this school year in kindergarten until the principal can figure out what grade she should be in. She loves being at home with her aunt, and she loves to eat. Her father has a small garden that they all take care of and in it he grows papaya and corn and millet. Sometimes he grows okra too. She and her sister eat whatever they can grow in the garden. She does not know what her favorite subject is because she has never been to school, but she is excited about going and playing with her friends. When asked what she wants to be when she grows up, she said that she doesn’t know because she’s never thought about it before.