Don’t be fooled by her size: She might be among the youngest, but her outsized personality usually makes her the life of the party. Joining us from Aux Cayes in the summer of 2021, everyone already wants to make her smile or laugh. She loves to clap, walk, and chat with the other kids. Tears from her are rare.
Moise is Chika’s younger brother. He’s very active and athletic, loves to be silly, and is just very loving. And if there’s cake, you can count on Moise to dig in! He is a great soccer player. He loves to make people smile and laugh.
Nickenson is bold, daring, and adventurous. He is, at heart, an innovator, using his imagination and resourcefulness to do origami upcycle trash into new items, like wings out of a cardboard box and toy cars from plastic bottles and cans. Nickenson is very musical and enjoys playing the piano and drums. When he grows up he would like to be an artist, an engineer, or a gymnast. His favorite subjects in school are taxonomy, engineering (wood working), and math. He likes to play soccer and basketball.
Nicknames: Tete and Teh Teh
As bold as her favorite color—purple—Esterline loves to laugh, especially on her birthday. She is known for her big heart and compassionate nature around the Mission, as she is always willing to help others. She has a passion for music and dancing. Her favorite subjects in school are writing and journalism. Tete would like to be a physical therapist when she grows up “to help injured people get strong” again, or a traveling nurse or social worker, each a perfect blend of her love of sports and caring nature.
Samanza is lighthearted, sensitive, and loves to joke with the kids and staff. She’s the oldest girl, and with that maturity she displays a deep sense of responsibility and has generous, maternal instincts. She recently learned how to sew, embroidery, and designed a dress! She is currently learning two languages, Hebrew and Japanese. Samanza loves to dance and play the guitar. In the future she would like to be a social worker.
She is currently enrolled in Hope College in Holland, Michigan.