Bendyson is a bright fourth grader from the village of Plasman near Galette Chambon. He lives with his mother, sister, and three brothers. He is twelve years old and loves to go to church with his family, win games, work in the garden, and sleep. His mother is a vendor in the local market and she barely makes enough money each day to feed her children. They are thankful that BGM has a good school in the village that is not too expensive and lets people pay a little at a time, but it would be such a relief to Bendyson’s mother if he had a sponsorship. She might could put back a little each month to pay for one child in school, but she has five and this makes it almost impossible. She hates that she has to make her children take turns going to school because she watches them grow older but not advance in school. She does her best though and prays daily that her son will find a sponsor so he can continue on in school and become the construction engineer that he wants to become. Bendyson’s favorite subject is mathematics and he loves to help with odd construction jobs when the local crews will let him. He likes to learn from them. He has faith that one day he will be the boss! In the meantime, he does his best to help his mom at home and keep up with his studying so that he doesn’t get behind when it is his turn to sit out of school.