In Haiti students are expected to buy their own school clothing. This puts a financial burden on the family which many cannot afford. Although Pignon in the northern region of Haiti was spared from the devastating earthquake of 2010, there was an influx of people from other areas. Many arrived with nothing but hope. Pignon is a community of about 30,000 in which families traditionally earn income by traveling to fields to grow their food and sugar cane to sell.