Josna Cenalis (Joes-nuh)

From: Gran Savane
JosnaAge: 16
Grade: 6
Sponsored: Yes

Josna and her sister Merline arrive at the children’s home in 2011. They grew up in the nearby area of Gran Savane. They are cousins with Pastor Yves Yonel, pastor at Gran Savane, as well as director of our children’s home.

Their father died when they were younger, but their mother has since remarried, having three more children. Josna and Merline are the oldest. Their grandmother is an integral part of the MFM church at Gran Savane.

Josna is extremely quiet and has a very introverted personality. Many mistake her personality for being sad all the time, but if you can connect with this quiet girl, you’ll immediately see that though she is shy, her smile can light up a room. She cares about others and, if you’re lucky, she will take the time to teach you Creole and make sure you’re pronouncing it correctly.