Imbly is one of our high school eighth graders. He lives in the village of Galette Chambon with his mother, sister, and brother. His mother is a vendor in the local market selling crops she grows in their garden. Although his mother works very hard to provide for the family, the economy is bad and there is not a good water source near thier garden, so it dries up often because of the draught. They try hard, but it just isn’t enough. Imbly loves school, but he is always worried that his mother won’t be able to afford to pay for it. He works odd jobs sometimes to help his mother save up for his tuition. Now that all three of her children are in school, however, the difficulty is worse. Imbly loves to hang out with friends, eat good food, sleep, and play soccer. His favorite subject is physical science. When he grows up, he wants to go to school to become a lawyer.