Birthday: March 2, 2009 Sponsorship #: 2018-00-133JHCM

Roberto is a bright thirteen year old from the village of Galette Chambon. He lives with his mother, four sisters, and brother. When he was four years old, his father died and his mother ended up moving in with a voodoo priest to help take care of her children. His mother, however, recently became a new Christian and moved her children out of the home of the voodoo priest and God blessed her decision by providing her with a new house! She now has a new home and a new life with her children right next door to her best friend. His mother does not have a source of income, so it is difficult for her to make ends meet. She relies on friends and family to help her support her children. She is praying that one day she can find a way to work to support her children without the help of others. Roberto doesn’t let this difficult life get him down.  He loves to play with his siblings and friends, study, eat, work, and go to church. His favorite subject to study is grammar, when he is able to go to school, that is. Right now, he is having to sit out of school while his brother gets a chance to go. His mother can only afford to send one child at a time to school. He doesn’t want to get behind in school. He knows that one day he will get a chance to continue, but  if he gets a sponsor, he won’t have to worry about it anymore. Lionel wants all of his siblings to be able to go to school without worrying if they will be able to continue the next year. That is why he is praying that all of his siblings get a sponsorship too! When he grows up, he wants to become a science teacher.