Birthday: December 20, 2002 Sponsor #: 2015-00-108JM


Junia is 19 years old and lives in Gros Balance near Galette Chambon. She lives with her mother and father and five brothers. Her favorite subjects in school are math and French and she wants to be a nurse one day when she grows up. Her favorite thing to do when she’s not in school is play soccer. She says she can play as good as any boy in the village because her five brothers taught her well. She is thankful for the sponsorship program because now she will not only go to school but be able to eat a hot meal. She doesn’t get to eat much at home because “boys eat a lot!” Junia has had a sponsor consistently for the last seven years, but now she is no longer sponsored. She has worked so hard to make her way through school and has now made it to the 11th grade. She is SO CLOSE to finishing school, but if she doesn’t find a sponsor, she will have to drop out. Young women who have to drop out of school at this point usually end up never finishing. Junia is determined to finish, but she cannot without sponsorship. Her parents simply have no way to pay her tuition. She desperately needs a sponsor to finish school.