Emerson is a happy little eight year old from the village of Gros Balancé near Galette Chambon. He lives with his his parents, sister, and four brothers. His mother doesn’t work and his father is a farmer in the village. Farming in the village, especially Gros Balancé where there’s not a good water source, does not produce much income. It is hard to support a family of eight much less send all of the children to school. Having sponsors for their children would be a huge help for this family. Emerson loves to study his school lessons and ride a bike. His favorite subject in school is Creole, and when he grows up he wants to become a professional driver.