Livens is a gentle, loving seventeen year old that lives in Galette Chambon with his mother, two sisters, and younger brother. His father died of cholera in 2014. When his father died, Livens was fourteen years old and entering the fifth grade. He and his siblings had been having to take turns going to school because his parents couldn’t afford to send them all at the same time. He had worked very hard to keep up with his school and do well when he could go. After his father died, Livens decided to stay home and help his grandfather farm so the family could afford to send his siblings to school. He asked his principal if he could be in the sponsorship program, and once he finds a sponsor, he will go back to school. He loves to study French and he hopes to be an engineer one day so he can help build houses for people in his village as well as support his family.