Yayelle is a petite eleven year old from the village of Place Charles in Galette Chambon. She lives with her mother, father, two brothers, and one sister. Her father is a motorcycle chauffeur and her mother does not work outside of the home. Over the past two years, the cost of living has risen significantly and the cost of gas has skyrocketed. This rise in cost has cut into her father’s income as a moto driver. This has put a huge strain on their family budget. Two of Yayelle’s siblings are already sponsored, and it would help tremendously if she were to get a sponsor too. They were able to pay the deposit on her tuition in November, but they cannot afford to pay the rest of the year. Yayelle loves school and desperately wants to be able to continue. Her favorite things to do are study, work around the house, and sing at church. Her favorite subjects are French and mathematics. When she grows up, she wants to learn to be a tailor and make uniforms for school children.