September 2021: Thanks to the generous donation from Tina Bender, Marie has been re-enrolled into school for the 2021/2022 school year. She was promoted to the 2nd grade this year and still wants to be a fashion seamstress when she grows up. She continues to live with her mother.

September 2020:  Meet Marie, who has been generously sponsored by Tina Bender. She is 10 years old and is in the 1st grade this year. She lives in Suakazue Town, Liberia with her mother.  Marie is one of eight children. Her father abandoned the family to go marry another woman. Her interests are to become a fashion designer and she hopes to be a tailor/seamstress when she grows up.