Guervens is a precious eight year old from the village of Michel near Galette Chambon. He lives with his mother and father, three sisters, and two brothers. His father is a policeman, and he is proud that his daddy has a job, but policemen don’t get paid much and they often don’t get paid at all because the government doesn’t always pay them on time. This makes it very difficult for a family of seven to survive. It certainly doesn’t pay enough to put five children through school and pay for uniforms, books, and supplies. It would just be such a relief if some of the kids had sponsors so the financial burden was lighter. Guervens loves to play with his friends and help his mother with their family garden. His favorite subject in school is Social Science, and when he grows up, he wants to learn how to be a farmer so that he can feed lots and lots of people from the crops that he grows.