Madoche is a precious young man with a great personality. He lives in the village of Gwo Balanse near Galette Chambon He lives with his mother, father, two sisters, and two brothers. His parents do not work. They cannot find jobs. Sometimes his father can find work helping to build a house, but that is only sometimes. The family is trying to raise a couple of goats in hopes that they can breed them and sell them. Pastor Johel has been letting Madoche go to his school even though he cannot pay because he is so smart. His parents borrowed money from friends to make him a uniform and buy his books. He is a very good student and he is determined to become a doctor one day. He wants to help people in his village who are sick. His favorite subject is mathematics but he really likes to study all subjects. He is really hoping that he can find a sponsor who will help him go to school because he is so afraid that one day he will not be able to go anymore and then he will have no chance of becoming a doctor.