Jitho is a bright and respectful twelve year old from the village of Galette Chambon. He lives with his father, sister, and two brothers. His father is disabled and unable to do much work. He struggles to find ways to pay for his children to eat much less go to school. A neighbor agreed to help send Jitho to school so he wouldn’t get any farther behind in school, but the family can’t count on the neighbor to pay for his school every year. Right now he is in the 3rd grade because he has missed four years now. However, he is working really hard to try to skip a grade next year if he can find a sponsor and continue school. Jitho loves to study and learn and he enjoys helping his neighbor by taking care of his animals. When Jitho grows up, he wants to become a doctor.