Mastherline is a quiet, gentle fourteen year old from the village of Galette Chambon. She lives with her grandmother and two sisters, ages six and nine. When Mastherline was nine years old, her parents abandoned her and moved to Brazil. She has not seen nor talked with them since. She and her sisters moved in with their grandmother, and the local pastor takes care of them. She has been going to the national school in the back of the village, but it has become too expensive and she doesn’t like depending on the pastor to pay for her school. She really wants to go to the BGM high school because it has a reputation for being a good school. Mastherline says she has a hard time making new friends because she is shy. When she feels excluded, she usually goes off by herself and starts thinking about why her parents left. It makes her very sad. She is trying to make a fresh start by changing schools. She loves school and made really good grades last year. She is praying that she will get a sponsor so that she can make this change and make new friends.