Cristel wants very much to finish her studies, get a good job and help her father (a single parent with limited income). She always tries her best to get honors in her classes. She graduated from grade 8 with honors, placed #2 in a Math Jingle Contest, #4 in a Dance Contest and #1 in a Heart Making Contest. She actively participates in class activities and has a 91% grade point average.

Goals: She wants to finish her studies and become a teacher.

Favorites: In school, Cristel likes Math, dance and reading books.

Family: Cristel and her father live with her grandmother, an aunt, an uncle and six cousins.

Income: The family of 11 lives on about $6 a day.

Housing: Their home has walls of hollow blocks. The roof is made of corrugated steel sheets. The floor is concrete. The windows are bamboo slats.






2nd Yr College

Nueva Ecijah, Philippines