Malaika, also known as “Naika” is a bright thirteen year old girl from the village of Galette Chambon. She lives with her mother, three sisters, and one brother. Their father died two years ago of kidney failure. Her mother has no source of income, so she has been unable to send her children to school ever since their father died. Woodmerline’s youngest sister started school this year because she has a sponsor. Woodmerline loves to study French, so she practices reading French books all the time so that when she does find a sponsor she will be ready to jump back into school and do well. She wants to become a nurse one day and she would also like to learn how to drive a car.