Leslie is 9 years old and a 2nd grader. She is the 3rd child among 4 siblings.
Her mother is a former tutor but because of the pandemic, she’s now a rice cake vendor. She’s earning $90 per month which is not enough to meet their daily needs. She needs to pay for house rental, water and electricity. Her father used to work as a garbage collector but his company was forced to close due to pandemic and he’s now unemployed.
Leslie likes to read books. She dreams of becoming a well-known Chef here in the Philippines someday. She wants her family to overcome poverty. 85% (very satisfactory) was her general average last school year. Her favorite subject is English. Playing and drawing are some of her hobbies.