Hi, my name is Givaldo, but my friends and family call me: “Negro” because my skin is a little darker than all my brothers and sisters. I live with my dad, uncle, grandma, and big sister. My dad works hard at his construction job to provide for our family, and because of this he will often have a drink after work to dull the pain. My big sister helps my grandma to take care of me because it is getting hard for her to see. I really enjoy playing soccer in the street with my friends, and also participating in a Judo class down the road from my house. Although I am a little smaller than my friends, I make up for it by working hard and never giving up.