Abidas is a very intelligent sixteen year old from the village of Galette Chambon who lives with his parents, two sisters, and three brothers. His parents do not have a reliable source of income. Sometimes they are able to share crop on a farm, but the income depends on the growing season and how many other share croppers are working. His parents try to make enough money to support their five children, but it is not enough to send them all to school. The others have sponsors, but Abidas does not. He would love to find a sponsor so that his parents don’t have the burden of trying to figure out how they are going to be able to afford to send him to school. He also just feels a little left out as his siblings have someone in the states that pray for them and sometimes send them gifts and such, but he does not. He would really love to have a sponsor. Abidas loves social science and wants to one day become an Engineer.