Merline is a four year old little girl from the village of Michel near Galette Chambon. She lives with her father, sister and three brothers. Her father does not have any source of income. Sometimes he is able to find some odd jobs to work, but their family primarily depends on the generosity of others in order to survive. Director Salomon was very generous when he agreed to let Merline and her brother Mickenson go to his school without sponsors, however, Merline would really love to be able to get her own uniform and books and know that she has a sponsor who is praying for her and her family and making sure she can continue to go to school. Merline loves to sing and play with her aunt’s puppy. She says she has never thought about what she wants to be when she grows up, but she thinks she might want to be a nurse one day.