Franky is a fifteen year old from a little village called Soufo near Galette Chambon. He is a gifted helper. Whenever there is a need of some sort at school, Franky is the first to volunteer to get it done. He doesn’t mind hard work and he loves to minister to people. Perhaps that explains why he wants to be a pastor when he grows up. Franky has two younger sisters and five brothers. Two brothers are older than him and three are younger. Franky’s parents are farmers and sellers. They work hard on a farm, then they try to sell most of the crops at market. They do not make enough money to send all of the children to school, so Franky’s older brothers work the farm as well and only one of his younger sisters goes to school. Franky’s favorite subject is French, and he is very hopeful that he can get a sponsor so he can get a uniform and books. He says it isn’t that big of a deal that he doesn’t have a uniform, but the books are most important. It is hard to do well in school when you have to borrow other people’s books, but he does it so he can learn. Right now he is just thankful he gets to go to school until he finds a sponsor.