Joel Is a fourteen year old from the village of Galette Chambon. He lives with his mother, two brothers and one sister. His father was a mechanic, but he died two years ago and left the family with no source of income. The mother tries to make a little money by cleaning houses or washing clothes for people, but she rarely makes enough to even feed her children much less pay for school. She is thankful that her other children are sponsored, but it would help a lot if Joel was sponsored too. Joel’s favorite subject in school is mathematics and when he is not in school he enjoys studying and helping his mother by going to get water from the well. When he grows up he wants to become a doctor.