Birthday: December 7, 2019 Sponsorship #: 2023-00-099HC

Valentina is a spunky little three year old from the village of Galette Chambon. She lives with her parents, one sister, and brother. Her parents are farmers in the village and it has been a very difficult year for them. When the gang hit the village, they robbed Valentina’s father while he was on his way to market with produce. They took every bit of the crop they had just harvested and they kidnapped her father and held him for two weeks. After her father was released by the gang, her parents considered moving to another village, but they decided that they didn’t have a choice but to stay in Galette Chambon because they have no other place to go. Their land is in Galette Chambon, and all they can do is start over and pray that their next crop is good. This past school year, Valentina was able to start school, but after the robbery, the family could no longer pay her tuition. They want Valentina to be able to continue school next year, but there is no way they will be able to pay the tuition. They not only want Valentina to get an education, but they also want her to eat and have a place to go and learn while they are working hard in the garden. Valentina enjoys playing with friends and learning new things. Her favorite subject is reading, and when she grows up, she wants to become a nurse.