Ashley is a fun-loving thirteen year old (soon to be 14) who wants to go to school so badly. He lives in the village of Galette Chambon with his aunt and five cousins. His parents died of tuberculosis when he was little and his aunt chose to adopt him. His adopted brothers are Jovensky, Edson, Redondo, and Makel and his adopted sister is Jalanda. They have had a rough year because they have been living on their own without a mother. His aunt had to flee for her life after she was beaten up by their father. He kicked her out of his house but he rarely comes home to take care of the children. He works in Port au Prince and stays there most of the time. Currently a team from Biloxi is raising money to build a house for them so they can be reunited with their mother and live separately from their father. Ashley’s siblings (cousins) all have sponsors, so they are able to go to school. Ashley wants to go to school too so he can grow up to be a mason and build houses. He loves visiting with American teams and going to VBS.