Gladys is 9 years old and is a 2nd grader. She is the second born of the family and has 3 siblings, they all are attending school. Her parents are farmers, they grow plantain. The family rents a place in a three-room building which has electricity and water. Around the house there are beautiful plantain trees and a nice, clean garden. The father has a broken bike-which he said- he used to go to the plantation by. Whenever they can pay the bus fees, Gladys goes to school by bus, otherwise she has to walk. She is good at writing and her dream is to be a doctor when she grows up. She would like to have some books to read.