Yousemaylie is a spunky nine year old girl from the village of Galette Chambon. She has two sisters and one brother. They live with her mother in a small village compound near several aunts and uncles. Her father is dead and her mother does not have a steady source of income. Her favorite things to do are study, play with friends, eat, and go to church. She enjoys singing in her church. Her favorite subject is Experimental Science and one day she wants to become a doctor. She is thankful that her principal is allowing her to go to school this year while she waits for a sponsor, however, she prays daily that she will get a sponsor so she can go to school without worrying her mother over how she will pay for it.