Patrick is a bright and loving fourteen year old who lives with his parents, two sisters, and four brothers in the village of Bayawonn near Galette Chambon. His parents are farmers so their entire income is dependent on whether or not they have rain. Their land is also susceptible to flooding, so during hurricane season they also often lose crops. This makes it very difficult to be able to afford to send all of their children to school. Sometimes one or more has to sit out a year of school because it’s all they can afford. Fortunately for Patrick, he was able to start school this year, but having a sponsor would make it guaranteed that he could continue in 2021 and continue to go every year after that. When Patrick is not in school, he enjoys working in the garden with his father and studying lessons. His favorite subject is Mathematics and when he grows up, he wants to become an engineer. Patrick says that his favorite thing about his village is his school. He says that Maranatha school used to be a school that was not respected. Now everyone wants to go there because it is beautiful and they get to eat at school and they have good teachers. Thank you BGM!