By Rose Samalia Saint-Juste
My name is Rose Samalia Saint – Juste. I am twenty years old. I live on Rue Geoges Kernisant, Leogane, Haiti. I was born and raised in Leogane. My mother’s name is Rose Helene Felix. My father’s name is Lissama Saint – Juste. I am living with six people in the house: my Dad, Mom, one brother, two sisters and my daughter. I was eighteen when I got pregnant accidently. My daughter is two years old now. You know what? She does not call me ‘’Mom’’. She calls my mom ‘’mama’’.
I have two brothers and three sisters. My parents are not married. My dad is a photographer and he has six children in total. I am in Philo at College Emile Saint – Lot of Leogane. My sister Marie Helene and my brother Darlain are in Philo too. Math is a difficult class for girls and it’s a game for my brother. My school is planning a geological tour for December 5th in Leogane with all the students. I am excited to go.
We have been studying, working very hard in school because we understand how much it is hard for you : Haitischolarships to convince and receive money from other people for us. Donors, you should know that your money has been spent correctly in Haiti, I am telling you. You are very AMAZING! WE can not do everything without your help. Thank you so much!
I am in a parade group, it’s called UCL ( Union des Corps de Leogane). We go out in the streets to parade every May 18th for the Flag day.
I am also a catholic Christian. We have a choir in the church, CNDA ( Chorale Notre – Dame de L’ Anonciation ). When they sing, I dance in the front with five other children. And we have about fifty people in it. In 2010, we participated in a ‘song contest’ with sixteen choirs from many different churches. We were the champion. We won the big price ‘’ $ 500 HT ‘’ for the choir. We were very happy.
Yes, this is my story and this is who I am!
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