The dad of Madonna's adopted African son has told The People: "I hope he rescues his family from poverty when he grows up."
Peasant far mer Yohane Banda will be reunited with David for the first time in more than a year when pop queen Madge retur ns to Malawi to finalise the adoption this month.
And last night he opened his heart to The People, saying how he: - Hopes that David will use his future riches to help his family.
- Can barely hold his excitement at seeing him.
-Fears that the little boy may not recognise him after a year apart.
Yohane, 33, has not seen his son since he left Malawi in October last year - and is not likely to see him again for another three years after this month's brief reunion.
He said: "I can't wait to see my son again after a year. It will be a fantastic moment. But I have my anxieties though. Will he recognise me or his granny after all these months?
"It's a surreal feeling. It's terribly sad that David will now officially be de-linked from us. But we want the adoption to go ahead in David's best interests.
"When he grows up he will be a wealthy man. I may be gone by then. But I hope he will lift his other relatives out of poverty in the way that Madonna is doing for him.
"We consider David as Madonna's child as from October last year.We have been praying that nothing gets in the way of the adoption."
Yohane said the singer never promised any assistance to him or his village when she took baby David from an orphanage in Malawi to her mansion in London.
When David grows up, Yohane said he hopes the lad will remember his roots.
He said: "Madonna told me she will tell David where he comes from. I know he will return here, not to stay but just to appreciate his roots."
Potato and onion farmer Yohane and his second wife Flora live hand-to-mouth in a two room mud brick hut with a thatched roof.
He gave his then one-monthold son David to an orphanage after his first wife of ten years, Marita, died a week after the boy was born. Yohane and his ageing mother, Asineti Mwale, could not afford baby milk.
"I am not worried about David," Yohane said. "I know Madonna means well for him.
"In any case when I met Madonna in court she promised to be bringing David back after three to four years.
"I know she is a noble woman. I am told she is also very religious. She can't go back on her word."
The adoption is due to be finalised in Malawi this month.
Malawian Chief Welfare Officer Simon Chisale made the first of two home visits in September to see how David has settled with the star and film-maker hubby Guy Ritchie.
He wrote a glowing report about how the tot has bonded with his newfamily.Malawi government and High Court sources have also revealed the process is being speeded up to finalise the adoption this month.
Meanwhile, Madonna is funding at least six orphanages in Malawi. She has also opened her own Kabbalah centre offering education and meals to underprivileged children as well as to old folk in the town of Namitete, just outside the capital, Lilongwe.