Birthday: May 3, 2003 Sponsorship #: 2017-00-119M

Resilia is an ambitious fourteen year old girl from the village of Galette Chambon who lives with her mother, six sisters, and two brothers. Their father died eight months ago and Resilia and her siblings have not been to school since. Their mother was devastated after their father’s death, and although she tries to make money as a cook and vendor, she often stays in the bed all day and doesn’t cook things to sell. Resilia thinks her mother is depressed, but her grandparents have started taking her to talk to the pastor every day so she can get better. When Resilia has free time, she likes to study lessons, learn new skills, and play soccer with her friends. Last year she was on the girls’ soccer team at school and she misses it very much. She does enjoy going to the games though to support her friends. Resilia hopes to become a doctor of psychology one day so that she can help people like her mother who become sick because they are so sad.