CHEBANIA MARIE is a very smart ten year old from the village of Galette Chambon who lives with her parents and four sisters. She and her sister Christel are seeking sponsorship so that they can go to school. Her parents have a small market next to their house where they sell household goods. They make enough money to feed their family but certainly not enough to pay for school. They want desperately for their girls to go to school, but the only way that is going to happen is if they have sponsors. Chebania enjoys playing with friends, learning, and reading. Her favorite subject is French, and when she grows up she wants to become a nurse.