Birthday: June 28, 1997 Sponsorship #: 2016-00-237SM  

Wandie is a beautiful 19 year old from a village called Place Charles near Galette Chambon. She has two sisters and one brother and all of them are school age. They live with their parents who are farmers in the village. They struggle because they depend on their crops to be able to make money for their family, however, after two droughts and now the hurricane, they have lost three planting seasons. Five years ago, when Wandie was about to enter the 7th grade, she had to stop going to school because he parents could only afford to sent two of their children to school. Her younger siblings had to have a chance to learn to read and write, so their parents sent them to school and Wandie studied as much as she could on her own. Now that BGM has a sponsorship program, she is hoping to be able to continue school. Because it’s been so long since she was in school, she is having to repeat the 6th grade so that she can pass the national exam to start the 7th grade. She is determined to finish school and realize her dream of becoming a kindergarten teacher. Her favorite subjects are history, science, and social studies, and her favorite things to do in her spare time are help her mother clean the house and joke around with friends. Her favorite thing about Haiti is that she is finally getting a chance to go to school because of organizations like BGM helping her country.