Herby is a bright and loving fourteen year old who goes to Maranatha school. He lives with his mother, three brothers, and two sisters in the village of Plachal near Galette Chambon. He has never had any trouble paying for school until this year. His father became very ill about eight months ago and they struggled with his illness for the past eight months before he died. He was a mason and made a pretty good living doing so, but for the past year he has not been able to work and now the family has no source of income. This has been very hard for the family to accept. Life hasn’t always been easy for them. Herby was late starting school because before his father became a mason, the children in the family had to take turns going to school because the family couldn’t afford to send all of their children to school at the same time. It was really hard for Herby because he really loves school and he hated knowing that he was getting so far behind. Then one day, someone helped his father go to a trade school to become a mason. He was very good at it. After that, he started working on construction jobs and making a good living to support the family. He liked the fact that he could send all of his children to school at the same time. It was a good time for Herby’s family. Now that his father is no longer with them, they are back to a time when they can’t afford to all go to school at the same time. Herby desperately wants to go to school this year because he is in the 6th grade now and that means he will transfer to the high school next year! He has looked forward to that for a long time! He begs God every day to send help for him to go to school. When he grows up, he wants to become a mason like his dad was because he knows he can support a family with this job. He knows his father would be very proud of him if he carried on his work where he left off.