Age 3 Adrian is a sweet boy who is very shy! He loves playing catch. He has three older brothers and a baby sister. His older brothers are Javier, Lleo, and Andi and they are all enrolled in Bread of Life.
Age 4 Alexander is so much fun! He attends the program with his older sister, Ashley. His favorite animal is a dinosaur and he loves watching cartoons. He has a new little sister who is still too young to play with him, but Alex is eagerly waiting.
Age 6 Alexis is He is sweet and affectionate. He has a big, bright smile and he loves playing on the swings. He loves giving compliments, often telling people how "beautiful" or "handsome" they look!
Age 8 Alanna is pure joy! She is full of cute stories complete with expressive hand gestures. She lives with her grandmother in a house right beside the river in Barrio Nuevo. She loves dancing and coloring with every color marker.
Age 5 Andi is a quiet little boy who loves to play. His brothers, Javier, Lleo, and Adrian are also in the feeding program. He has a baby sister as well.
Age 9 Angel is full of energy! He never stops moving. He has a cute smile and uses it to get out of trouble. He likes to play hide-and-seek and pick fruit off the trees.
Age 14 Ashley is sassy, sweet, and smart. She has a great personality and she loves going to school and learning. She always has the best grades in school. She has a younger brother and sister.
Age 8 Carlos is full of personality. He is the little brother of Ronni, Carolin, and Robert. He enjoys picking fruit off of trees and playing games like tag or Zombie chase.
Age 12 Carolin is the only girl in a family of four children, so she takes care of her brothers. Their names are Ronni, Robert, and Carlos. Carolin loves styling hair and taking selfies on people's phones.
Age 12 Chantel is an intelligent and beautiful little girl. She has a sweet, affectionate personality. She can be a little quiet, but once she warms up to people, she latches on and is a quick and steadfast friend.
Age 8 Cheri loves telling stories. She has a great imagination. Her current favorite animal is a unicorn. She is a member of the Bread of Life dance team and loves performing. She attends the feeding program with her older sister, Keila.
Age 15 Christian is growing so quickly. He is very intelligent and artistic. He can be a bit of a troublemaker but he has a good heart.
Age 9 Clarisa is the older sister of Alexis. She is a little quiet, but sometimes she will surprise us and crack a joke. Clarisa is best friends with her cousin, Crismeilin.
Age 9 Crismeili is the beloved baby sister in a big family. She is loving and gives frequent hugs. She can be a little quiet at first, but she has a joyful smile.
Age 12 Cristal is joyful, intelligent, and athletic. Her little siblings are Wilmin and Gweni. Cristal is so smart and reads well above her grade level in school. She is often the caretaker for her young cousins and neighbors and does a great job.
Age 7 Dahlia is quiet and happy. She and her family live in the apartment below the missions home and her father works for the ministry. Dahlia loves giving hugs and greets each person to enter the mission home.
Age 11 Daiana is a beautiful young lady. She has a bright smile. She loves going to school and doing art projects. Daiana loves to take care of her little nephew and other young children.
Age 11 Dania is the younger sister of three brothers. She is loving and just a little bit sassy. She wants to be a doctor in the future so she can help a lot of children.
Age 14 Daniel is so athletic and energetic. He is especially talented at gymnastics and he is always doing flips and acrobatics. Daniel shines shoes in the capital city, Santo Domingo, so he can have money to help his family.
Age 19 Diana is a lovely young lady who lives in the Esther House. She just graduated high school in the summer and she plans to start college in the near future.
Age 13 Elias David, commonly called "David" is an athletic youth. He lives with his grandparents who are elderly and unable to take care of them. He loves playing sports.
Age 19 Eloidi and her sister, Katty, live in the Esther House. Eloidi is fun and very social. She loves spending time with her friends.
Age 7 Ezequiel is a fun little boy. He is a great helper and he loves his family. He has a little sister and brother. Ezequiel frequently goes to work with his father, picking up trash on a horse-drawn buggy. This is very dangerous work for a child.
Age 11 Fernanda is smart, eager, and has a beautiful smile. She loves performing with the Bread of Life dance team. She enjoys doing art projects and going to school.
Age 12 Frangelis is the brother of Rosmeri and Josue. He is so smart and driven. He loves learning to speak different phrases in English. He enjoys helping in the library and organizing the books.
Age 7 Frailin is a quiet little boy who loves to play. He is very anxious around adults he doesn't know, but once he warms up he can be affectionate and loving. He wants to be either a police officer or a firefighter in the future.
Age 10 Gloriani attends the feeding program with her siblings- Yoeni, Mariani, Juliani, Yoandi, Yerani, and Yarieli. She is sassy and full of attitude. She loves going to school and her favorite class is art.
Age 14 Genesis has experienced a lot of tragedy in her life, but she has a bright, joyful spirit. She likes to crack jokes and she loves going to school. She lives with her grandparents, aunt, and cousins.
Age 12 Gracie lives with her grandparents who adore her but have a hard time providing for her. She loves attention and getting her hair done.
Age 5 Gweni started kindergarten this year and she is loving it. She loves to tag along to dance team practices with her older sister, Cristal.
Age 14 Hector is active and fun. He is also very intelligent. He has three little siblings- Yoel, Yasmin, and Gloria. He helps his family at a little convenience store they run from their front door.
Age 14 Ingrid has been in the feeding program since she was a little girl. She is active and loves playing sports. However, she is equally as excited about celebrating her quinceañera in the future and wearing a princess dress.
Age 12 Javier is small and underweight for his age. He has three brothers in the feeding program- Lleo, Andi, and Adrian. Javier can be rowdy but calms down when we bring out playing cards or board games.
Age 9 Juliani has many siblings- Yoana, Yoeni, Mariani, Gloriani, Yoandi, Yerani, and Yarieli. She is the quietest and calmest of the sisters. She likes to braid hair and play on the swings.
Age 9 Josue has such a bright smile. He loves to read books and he can't wait until he's old enough to drive a motorcycle. He is full of energy but sometimes pauses for long enough to give out hugs.
Age 4 Juanel is new to Bread of Life in 2019. He has a sweet personality and loves to play with his friends. He enjoys climbing trees, playing on the swings, and running around.
Age 21 Katty and her sister, Eloidi, live at the Esther House. Katty is very intelligent, talented at speaking English, and a great painter. She is in her third year of university classes and she is majoring in Psychology.
Age 12 Keila loves playing sports with the boys, but she can still be caught gossiping and giggling with her friends on occasion. She adores her little sister, Cheri.
Age 9 Lesli loves styling hair and drawing pictures. She has two siblings in the program- Yesica and Michael. Lesli is a part of the Bread of Life dance team and she loves performing with her friends.
Age 3 Lelita is one of our youngest enrolled children. Her mother is suffering from metastatic breast cancer. She has a brother named Yeral who is also enrolled in the feeding program. Lelita loves eating cherries straight from the tree and playing with play-dough.
Age 8 Lisandro is the beloved little brother of three big sisters. He is playful and loves toy cars and sports. He is sneaky and likes to trick his big sisters.
Age 7 Lleo is very small for his age, but he is tough and rambunctious. He has three brothers in the feeding program- Javier, Andi, and Adrian. Lleo likes to play outside and be active.
Age 11 Maibeline is funny and outgoing. She loves to help out around the house. She is very close with her sister, Myrobi, and her cousin, Marileisi. All three are frequent attendants at the Bread of Life youth group.
Age 15 Mairobi is so mature and helpful. She is very close with her little sister, Maibeline, and her cousin, Marileisi. She celebrated her Quinceañera this year and it was a beautiful celebration.
Age 6 Maria is the baby of the Esther House. She is the niece of Katty and Eloidi. Maria is feisty, loud, and full of personality.
Age 14 Mariani is wild and we never know what she is going to do next. She has many siblings- Yoana, Yoeni, Gloriani, Juliani, Yoandi, Yerani, and Yarieli. She is finally enrolled in school this year after many years out of school.
Age 13 Marileisi is sweet and loving. She has a bright smile despite all of life's circumstances. Marileisi is a faithful member of the Bread of Life youth group and she rarely misses a week.
Age 11 Michael is very small for his age, but he is all muscle! He is athletic and loves playing all kinds of sports. He also enjoys card games. He has two sisters, Yesica and Leslie.
Age 9 Miguel is the second youngest in a large family. His siblings are Mayelin, Mabelin, Angelina, Sebastian, and Crismeili. He loves playing with his siblings and cousins. Together, they can be quite the mischievous bunch.
Age 14 Miguel Angel is tough on the exterior, but he is kind and helpful underneath. He has two sisters who live in the Girls' Home- Katty and Eloidi. Miguel Angel is not enrolled in school, but he hopes to go one day and learn how to read.
Age 4 Negro is our wild man! He loves to play. His favorite toys in the library are the animal figurines and the baseball gear.
Age 9 Raquel is full of joy and energy. She is always on the go. Raquel is not enrolled in school yet, but she hopes to attend one day soon. She is good friends with her cousin, Frailin.
Age 5 Robert, also called Ruben, is a precious child with some special needs. He is a joy to have in our program each day and he can put a smile on the face of whomever he meets.
Age 9 Robert has three siblings in the program- Ronni, Carolin, and Carlos. Robert's personality depends deeply on his mood that day. He can be sweet and cuddly, he can be grumpy and argumentative, he can even be helpful and kind!
Age 14 Ronni is such a great helper. He is the protective older brother of Carolin, Robert, and Carlos. He loves construction and work projects and frequently volunteers to help out with anything going on at the Bread of Life property.
Age 7 Rosani is the older sister of Robert (Ruben). She is new to the feeding program in 2019. She loves to swing and play outside.
Age 18 Rosa Maria is a beautiful girl with joy in her heart. Her life has had many difficult moments, but Rosa has handled them with grace and dignity.
Age 12 Rosi can be a little shy at first, but she has a solid group of friends that she loves spending time with. Rosi especially likes art projects and activities.
Age 8 Sara is affectionate and kind. She has a sweet smile and loves to play with her friends. Her most favorite thing to do is reading. She especially loves princess stories.
Age 14 Sebastian has many siblings- Mayelin, Mabelin, Angelina, Miguel, and Crismeili. He seems a little quiet, but he is definitely the ring-leader for his younger siblings and cousins. He takes good care of them.
Age 13 Valentine is good-natured and athletic. He tells the best stories! Valentine recently joined a local baseball team.
Age 8 Valin and her family live in the apartment beneath the mission home. She loves helping out with babies and other little children. Valin enjoys going to school and she is particularly talented at math.
Age 9 Wilmin is a ball of pure energy! His favorite hobby is running and jumping on people to greet them. He has two sisters, Cristal and Gweni. Wilmin is doing very well in school and can read and write much higher than his grade level.
Age 4 Yadiel is pure energy and silliness. He is always on-the-go and we can count on him to keep us laughing with his silly antics. He craves attention and affection from the adults in his life and he looks up to the older children in the feeding program.
Age 6 Yandel, who we affectionately call "Matita", is a playful and energetic child. He often has to be reminded to stop playing and go eat! He started kindergarten this year and is very proud of himself.
Age 9 Yarile lives with her grandparents in a house near the river. She finally got to start school this year after many years out of school.
Age 6 Yarisleidi can be a little quiet at first, but she has a beautiful smile and personality. She adores her two aunts, Rosmeri and Yamilka. They always take great care of her.
Age 9 Yasmin is full of precious joy! She loves to sing, and especially sing loudly. She has two older brothers, Yoel and Hector, as well as a baby sister, Gloria.
Age 10 Yasmeilyn is a beautiful little girl with a huge heart. She has three siblings: Maria, Ingrid, and Lisandro. Her home life is a little unsteady right now, but her close relationships with her older sisters provides a sense of security and stability.
Age 13 Yefri is a young man who has grown up in the feeding program. He is best friends with his nephew, Ronni, and he works at a local convenience store to help make money for the family.
Age 4 Yeison is the cousin of Yarile. He is active and fun. He enjoys playing outside and climbing trees.
Age 5 Yerani is a little girl with a big family! Her siblings are Yoana, Yoeni, Mariani, Gloriani, Juliani, Yoandi, and Yarieli. Yerani has a very sober personality, but we are starting to see more smiles and giggles from her.
Age 5 Yeral is the older brother of Lelita. He was added to the feeing program in 2018. Their mother has stage 4 metastatic breast cancer and is unable to work to provide for the children.
Age 6 Yoandi is the only brother in a family with seven sisters! Their names are Yoana, Yoeni, Mariani, Gloriani, Juliani, Yerani, and Yarieli. Despite this, he is all boy! He loves cars and trucks and dreams of being a firefighter in the future.
Age 10 Yoel is wild and fun. He has three siblings- Hector, Yasmin, and Gloria. He and his siblings were all born with six fingers on each hand, but Yoel had his removed in a surgical procedure when he was younger. Yoel loves to play hide-and-seek and loves going to church.
Age 11 Yunior is the older brother of Yandel. He has a big personality. Yunior makes friends easily and he's not afraid to be himself.
Age 16 Yuderca is a beautiful young lady. She has been mute since she was a young child, but she communicates well through hand gestures. She is very opinionated and connects well with people.