Daniela is a timid and bright twelve year old from the village of Gros Balanse near Galette Chambon. She lives with her mother, father, sister, and five brothers. Of the six siblings, she is the only one not sponsored that is in school. Her youngest sister is not yet ready for school. Daniela would like a sponsor for two reasons. For one, she knows how hard it is for her parents to pay for her school when they are very poor and have difficulty just feeding the family. Secondly, she would love a sponsor because her brothers receive gifts from their sponsors and she wishes she had someone in the states who prays for her and sends her gifts. She is happy for her brothers, but she can’t help feel a little left out. Being a sponsored child in her school is a very special thing, and she wants to feel the same as the others. She is excited that she has passed sixth grade and is getting ready to move on to the BGM high school. She is proud that she is one of the few students her age at her school who has managed to stay in school and pass every year and make it to the 7th grade at the right age. Her favorite subject in school is Kreyol and when she grows up she wants to be a cosmetologist.