Birthday: August 10, 2003 Sponsorship #: 2017-00-125M

 

Kellin¬†is a bright fourteen year old from the village of Galette Chambon. He lives with his mother who is disabled. Kellin doesn’t have any siblings. Five years ago, his mother cut her hand really bad with a machete in the garden and soon she developed an infection that was so bad that she had to have her hand removed. After this happened, Kellin decided to sit out of school so he could help his mother recover and learn to adjust to not having her hand. She still tries to work as a farmer and sells the produce she grows, but it is very difficult for her. Kellin gets up very early every morning and goes to the well to draw water for his mother and then he cooks breakfast for them. Then he goes to the garden and helps his mother harvest any produce she can sell at market. For now, he also helps her take the produce to market to sell, but if he gets a sponsor and starts going to school in the afternoons, he won’t be able to go to market with her. He asked his aunt if she would help his mother at market if he starts back to school and she said that she would. In his free time, Kellin enjoys playing soccer, going to an English class in his village, eating, sleeping, and studying math. When he grows up, he wants to become a doctor.