Valentine is seven years old and is in the 2nd grade at Pathfinder Academy. She comes from a very poor family. Her mother runs a small kiosk selling plastic jericans for a living. She has to support Valentine and her three siblings through the small income (less than $2 a day) she earns through this enterprise. Valentine’s favorite subject in school is Kiswahili and she aspires to become a doctor when she grows up. She performs very well in school and is very capable of achieving this goal if she finds the support she needs. Outside of school, Valentine enjoys skipping rope with her friends and singing in a church acapella group.