Kenley is a nine year old boy from the village of Gwo Balance. He is in the second grade because he has several brothers and sisters who are older than him and he had to wait is turn to be able to start school. He started kindergarten at age 7. He loves school though and he is happy that Pastor Johel has let him go to school for now until he can get a sponsor. He said his favorite thing about school is getting to eat. He and his family don’t get much food to eat at home. The live with their mother and she doesn’t have a job. She relies on growing a garden and trading produce for rice and beans. Sometimes they go eat with their grandparents too. Now that he is in school, though, he gets a hot meal every day. He just wants a sponsor so that he can get a brand new uniform, get books, and gets gifts sometimes in the mail. He says it’s really cool when sponsors send kids gifts. Kenley wants to be a teacher when he grows up, so school is very important to him.