Samedi is fifteen and from the little village of Michel near Galette Chambon. He is an orphan who is being raised by his uncle. He has five other brothers and two sisters. Their parents died three years ago and their uncle took them all in but he struggles to provide for them. He is desperately trying to get them all into school so that he can work to feed them. He does not like leaving them all at home by themselves, especially in the current dangerous climate they live in. He also feels like if they are in school, he won’t have to spend so much money on food because they can eat at school. Samedi loves mathematics and he loves to help around the house and study. When he grows up he wants to become a doctor.