Monte lives with his mother and two siblings, since their father sadly passed away. His mother works hard to support him and his siblings through growing produce on their small plot of land. Their lives are full of daily challenges and there are times when they go hungry as their mother is not able to produce enough food from their farmland. Monte has joined Okalawo school and is learning well. In his spare time, he enjoys drawing and painting. He dreams of becoming a policeman in the future, to help his family and the community where he lives.