Jovan is a paternal orphan who lives with his mother. They rent a small room at Jemba village, but his mother has no job. She tries to do some casual labour in other people’s gardens, sometimes only working for food because she does not have a piece of land of her own. Jovan’s mother finds it very difficult to get enough to meet the family’s basic needs, including an education. Jovan needs someone who can help him fulfill his dreams of becoming a teacher.