Birthday: November 7, 2008 Sponsorship #: 2017-00-094SHCM 

Mirlie is a bright thirteen year old girl who is moving back to Hope Center village this summer from spending the last year living in Croix des Bouquet with her uncle. Her daddy is affectionately known throughout the village as “Boss Henry.” He is our tailor and owner of the sewing company, RH Kouti. When Henry joined the business, he realized that he really needed to live closer to his work. He was living in Jacquet at the time and it is a long way to travel to Hope Center from Jacquet every day. He has always been concerned for his family’s safety too when he is gone because the area where they live is not a very safe area. When all of the political violence started, he sent all of his children to live with their uncle in Croix des Bouquet because he feared for their lives. They didn’t want to leave BGM School and lose their sponsors, but business owners were being targeted at the time, and he felt they would be safer in another town. He really wants his children to grow up in Galette Chambon where children have an opportunity to go to school, eat every day at school, and be discipled at summer VBS and other things. Mirlie is very excited that her father has allowed her to return to the village and the school she loves. Mirlie loves to play marbles with her siblings when she’s not in school. She also loves mathematics and playing with her friends. When she grows up she wants to become a doctor.