Roniald is a lively little ten year old from the village of Galette Chambon. He lives with his mother, father, two brothers, and one sister. His parents are share croppers in the village on a large farm. They help plant seeds and then help harvest the crops when they are ready. They are allowed to sell some of the crop to feed their family, but it is not a very good income for five people to survive. Roniald was able to pay the first part of his tuition for school this year, but owes the second half. His father does not know how he is going to be able to pay it so that Roniald can pass on to the next grade. If he doesn’t have a sponsor by next year, he is afraid that Roniald will have to sit out of school for a year so they can save up again. This is hard for his parents because they want their son to get an education like the rest of the children of the village. Roniald loves to play with friends, sleep under coconut trees, help his parents in the garden, eat, and study his school lessons. He enjoys learning math in school. When he grows up, he wants to become a math teacher.