Aminata Traore dit Ballé
At the start of our program, she was either nine or ten years old, her mother couldn’t tell. She has six siblings, from which only two go to school. If they do. Both parents are literate, her mother sells semolina purée at the market, while her father works at a small factory nearby. Ballé (as her family calls her) has a happy view of live and loves to read. She is the second best student of her class. The family lives in a house of two small rooms, the children sleep right next to the door.