AMANDA is a happy eight year old from the village of Plachal near Galette Chambon. She lives with her parents, sister, and brother and grandparents. Her father drives a tap tap and tries to help his aging parents with their medical care. Amanda loves to play with her friends, help people in her village, eat, and study. Her favorite subject in school is French and when she grows up, she wants to be a doctor. She loves the clinic in the village, the houses that BGM builds, and she loves it when Americans come visit her school. She wants a sponsor so much because she wants an American friend.