Cherlda’s family lives in Bourjolly not far from the Bigarousse community. Her parents are working for a pittance that cannot provide basic needs for her family.
Apparently, Cherlda demonstrates a good physical and mental health. According to her report, no symptoms were revealed against her and she had been vaccinated like many other children in her age against certain diseases. As food prices become very expensive and the level of vulnerability is so high, she needed to join a school nutrition program to prevent malnutrition.
Mertil Cherlda is 10 years old and she is in third grade. She explained that her parents make many sacrifices to send her to school. The school breakfast program supported by Holt International Children's Services is a blessing and a great relief for her parents.