Viergena is a lively 12 year old girl from Galette Chambon who lives with her mother, two sisters, and two brothers. Her father lives in a different village and she doesn’t see him very often. He does work, however, in a large garden and he tries to help the family as much as he can. He does not make enough to pay for the children’s school. Her favorite things to do in her free time are hanging out with friends, studying her old textbooks, and working around the house. She’s not in school right now, but she hopes to be soon. Her mother could not pay tuition for her to go to school, so she is having to take a year off. That doesn’t stop her from studying though. She is patiently waiting for her turn in school and studying in the meantime. She has one more year before she can start going to the secondary school, so she is hoping she can find a sponsor so she doesn’t get too far behind. She says has friends who are four or five years behind in school because they can’t afford school. Viergena is confident that she will find a sponsor before too much longer. She said that’s why she smiled really big for her picture. ha! She wants to become a nurse when she grows up so she can help people in her village.