Birthday: April 22, 2010 Sponsorship #: 2019-00-017S

Joudeline is a beautiful nine year old who loves to smile. She lives with her mother and brother in an area called Plaschal near in the village of Galette Chambon. They used to live in a house built by BGM that they rented, but the owner of the house made them leave. Her mother grew up in Galette Chambon, and eighteen years ago she got married and had Joudeline’s two older sisters. After the second child was born, the marriage began to unravel. The husband moved to Port au Prince and tried to find work there. The sisters both lived with their daddy and went to school in Port au Prince up until two years ago when their father died. Eventually, Joudeline’s mother met a new man and fell in love. That’s when Joudeline was born. Her father lived with them for five years, but he was often gone. He left them shortly after Joudeline’s little brother was born and never came back . They have not seen him since.  Joudeline’s mother has tried very hard to take care of her family and send Joudeline to school, but now it is very difficult. After her first husband died, the sisters were no longer able to stay in Port au Prince to attend school. They moved back to Galette Chambon to live with their mother, but she could not provide for a family this size.  There were five mouths to feed and no source of income. The one father that did send them occasional support died, and the other father has disappeared, so Joudeline has no hope of going to school unless she has a sponsor. Her sisters moved to another village to live with their aunt in hopes of being able to go to school there. Joudeline and her baby brother stayed in Galette Chambon with their mom. Her mother hopes to start a business selling things when all of her children are in school so she can feed her family. That won’t happen until Joudeline is sponsored. She is desperately praying for a sponsor.