Ismalove Loraus is12 years old and her birthday is January 17th. She lives on the hill at Hope Center with her parents and her two brothers and one sister. She used to live in Delmas, but her family lost their home in the earthquake of 2010. Her parents moved to Galette Chambon as one of the first families to move into the new houses built by BGM. After moving to Hope Center, Ismalove began to go to school in the village and she was so thankful that BGM had agreed to help her and her friends from Delmas go to their new school in the village. Now that BGM is switching to the child sponsorship program, Ismalove is concerned that she may not get a sponsor and therefore will no longer get help with her school. She is praying she will get a sponsor soon so that she doesn’t have to worry about whether or not she can go to school. Her mother is a cook at the orphanage and her father sometimes works in Port au Prince when he can find work. Ismalove loves to work. She enjoys helping her mom as a vendor in the market at Hope Center. Her favorite subject to study in school is literature and she wants to be a nurse when she grows up.