Rodine is an eleven year old from the village of Nan Dal near Galette Chambon. She lives with her mother, three brothers, and two sisters. She is one of a large group of children who leave their village very early to walk together to school at the BGM School because they can get a sponsorship to help pay for their school. Rodine’s mother does make a little money as a cook and sells the things she cooks at market, however, it is not enough to support a family of six. Rodine loves to study and her favorite subject is mathematics. When she grows up, she wants to go to school to learn to be a cook and get a job cooking at a restaurant.