Claunelson is a gentle and respectful seventeen year old young man from the village of Galette Chambon. He lives with his father, three sisters, and three brothers. His mother is deceased. His father works as a livestock farmer breeding cows, goats, and pigs. It has become very difficult to keep the farm going because of the rising costs of feed and vaccinations and such for the livestock. He does okay, but not enough to send all seven kids to school. He has never asked for help with their school in the past because he believes that if a man can pay, he is responsible for paying. However, times are hard right now, and Claunelson is so close to graduating. The only way he can continue is with a sponsor. Claunelson is in the 11th grade. He enjoys going to church, playing soccer with friends, and working with his father on the farm. His favorite subject is French. When he finishes high school, he would like to study mechanical science and become a mechanical engineer.