Cleophat is eleven years old and lives in the village of Galette Chambon with his mother, three sisters, and four brothers. His father is not around and his mother does not have a source of income. The family relies on neighbors to eat and his mother helps them work their garden so that she can get food to feed her family. Cleophat is a very smart young man and he is thankful to Director Salomon that he is allowing Cleophat to continue school while he waits for a sponsor. Cleophat loves to study biology and mathematics. He wants to be a construction engineer when he grows up. When he is not in school, he enjoys playing soccer with his friends and studying his lessons.