Full Name Marta Juste
Location Jérémie, Haiti
Marta was abandoned at the local hospital in Jérémie where she lived for various periods of time while they tried to place her with various families. Because she suffers from either autism or other type of mental disability, Marta was not wanted by anybody. Learning about her hopeless situation, the Hopestart Children's Home took her in. A great deal of loving care and personal attention has resulted in significant improvement for Marta. Although she still does not talk much, she now willing engages in positive interactions with the other kids at the Hopestart Children's Home.
Marta attends a school specifically geared toward students with special needs. She likes to play by herself and make little toys and dolls using whatever materials are at hand. She is in good health.