Jonel is 13 years old and an 8th grader. He is the eldest among three siblings.
His father is an ice cream vendor. His income is not fixed. It depends on the sales of ice cream per day. Sometimes, he earns $6 to $8 per day. His mother is a food vendor. She helps her husband by selling breakfast such as champorado/chocolate rice porridge and pancakes. Her earning is $5 to $6 per day.
Being the eldest child, Jonel is really determined to get his college degree and fulfill his dream is to become a successful engineer. Also, one of his dreams is to build a beautiful house for his family. His favorite subjects are Mathematics and Filipino. He likes to play basketball during his free time. His general average last school year was 88% (very satisfactory).