Grade Level: 7th
My Story: I come from the village of Bainet in Haiti, and I entered the New Life Children’s Home in 2009. My name is Marie-Joe; my birthdate is not known, but I am probably in my mid-teens. It was a Catholic Sister who reached out to me when she realized that my parents were not able to care for my needs, and she was the one who brought me here. Although I am now quite healthy, my difficulty is in learning. I do attend school but it is not easy for me. However, I do like it here very much, as there are friends and staff who show me much love and teach me about God’s grace. I enjoy my chores (even cleaning my room), and the singing of Gospel songs make me quite happy! I am grateful for the assistance of New Life and friends like you, enabling a hope-filled future for me.