Israel is 16 years old and his birthday is September 23rd. He has been in the program since he was eleven years old. He lives in the new village on the hill near Hope Center in Galette Chambon with his aunt and uncle. His parents lost their lives in the earthquake of 2010 and he has moved around living with various aunts and uncles over the years since. They each have agreed to take him into their family for a time to share the responsibility of raising him. He is very thankful that God has provided family for him when tragedy took his. He really didn’t know what he was going to do after the earthquake hit. It was the worst day of his life. But God has given him a new life in Galette Chambon and he has never been happier. He loves to play soccer in the village with friends, and he enjoys helping with daily needs around the house. His favorite subject in school is geography and when he grows up he wants to be an engineer so he can design buildings that are strong enough to stand during earthquakes. He loves school and is very thankful for the chance to go, but he desperately needs a sponsor so that he can go. Without financial support, there is no way for him to afford to go.