Benshnaider is a fifteen year old who lives in the village of Bonette with his father, two sisters, and six brothers. Their mother died last summer, and it has been very hard for his father to maintain the family since she died. His father works as a tap tap driver, and he makes some money to help feed his kids, but it is not enough to send them all to school. Benshnaider is the oldest, so if he can get a sponsor, he will try to let another one go to school as well. Benshnaider enjoys riding his bike and walking around in the village. His favorite subjects are mathematics and French. When he grows up, he wants to become a doctor.