Daniel lives in Jeremie with his parents and two younger brothers. He graduated from high school last year, and he desperately wanted to continue on to college, but he didn’t know how he was ever going to afford it. His father is a woodworker, and his mother is a seamstress and a street vendor, but neither of them is able to earn a consistent income in the current economy. Devout Christians, they have been praying to God to provide a way for Daniel to go to college, and they were overjoyed when their prayers were answered through a Thrive Ansanm scholarship.
Daniel plans to attend Our Lady of Perpetual Help nursing school, which is considered the finest nursing school in Jeremie. Entry into the school is competitive, and each year prospective nursing students take a placement exam which improves their chances of being admitted. Very intelligent and motivated, Daniel achieved one of the highest scores of all applicants. Originally, he wanted to attend a school in Port-au-Prince with the goal of becoming a doctor, but he decided to stay in Jeremie and attend Our Lady of Perpetual Help because of the ongoing violence in Port-au-Prince. Once he graduates and gets his nursing license, he hopes that he will ultimately be able to continue to medical school and become a gynecologist.