Birthday: December 31, 2003 Sponsorship #: 2020-00-002HC

Jeffline is a 5th grader from our BGM Primary School. She is 17 years old and her birthday is December 31, 2003. She is behind in school because her parents have not been able to afford to pay to send her to school. Like many Haitian families in the village, Jeffline has had to sit out of school to allow some of her siblings to get a chance to go to school. Jeffline lives with her parents, three sisters, and four brothers in the village of Cargo near Galette Chambon. Some of her siblings are sponsored, and that is helpful, but she wishes that she could find a sponsor so that she could have some hope for finishing school. Her parents do work as hard as they can to provide for the family. Her father is a farmer and her mother sells the produce he grows in the local market. The area where they live, however, does not have a well or canal nearby to provide water for her father’s farm, so he is completely dependent on rain to water his crops. With Haiti’s frequent droughts, this makes some growing seasons very slim, so neither of her parents make much money to support the family. Jeffline knows that if she could just get through school and get an education to be a nurse, she can find a job and help support the family. She does enjoy helping her mother around the house and even at market sometimes, but she wants a dependable job so that she can help others while making enough money to