Jerson is a lively twelve year old who lives in the village of Cargo near Galette Chambon with is mother, father, three brothers, two sisters, aunt, and four cousins. His father is a farmer and the very large family has no other source of income. The family struggles just to put food on the table. Jerson often helps his father in the garden when he’s not in school. He also likes to play soccer with his friends. When he grows up, he wants to become an engineer.