Tessie is seven years old and her birthday is May 12th. She lives with her mother, father, three brothers, and grandfather in Hope Center Village. Before she moved to Hope Center Village, she lived in Delmas in the tent city because her family lost everything they had in the earthquake. She was only three years old when the earthquake hit, but she remembers being very scared that day. She was with her mother and they were not at home when it hit. She is glad because if they had been at home, they would not have survived. Now she has a new home that is safe and strong. She loves living in her new home because she has lots of friends and she can walk with her friends to school. She is excited about the sponsorship program because it will be good for all of the children in the village to eat. Tessie’s favorite subject is grammar and her favorite thing to do when she isn’t at school is play with her baby dolls. She wants to be a nurse when she grows up.