Ronita is a hard working fifteen year old from the village of Galette Chambon. She lives with her father, brother, and sister. Her father is a farmer and he works so hard in his garden, but the constant droughts reduce his income every year. Ronita tries to supplement their family income by cooking pates and selling them in the village in the mornings, but this doesn’t produce much money. She saves it up every year so that when it is time to register for school, her father doesn’t have to worry about paying. It is getting harder and harder, however, for her to help with her siblings, cook, do housework, and study for school all at the same time. She really wants a sponsor so she can focus on helping around the house and studying. Her favorite subject is French and when she grows up she wants to become a nurse.