Alimanzani is a young boy who is considered "social, cooperative and lovely" by members of his village. His teachers say that he is always interested in learning new things.
Alimanzani's best subject is writing, and he aspires to become an engineer. His favorite activity is soccer, and at home his chores include fetching water. Fetching water is a time-consuming physical labor, but is necessary for his family's survival.
Alimanzani's father has died. His mother's health is fair, but she is unwell most days. Alimanzani's mother is a "house girl", which means that she is a servant for another family. Unfortunately, as a house girl, Alimanzani's mother cannot earn enough income to provide the basic necessities for her family.
Michelle's sponsorship of Alimanzani provides him with clothing, a meal per day, medical care, school supplies, and, most importantly, access to an education. Education is a resource that will never run out--in fact, it's value only increases over time and passes down through generations to come!