Figaro was born in Port-au-Prince, but her parents didn’t have the means to adequately provide for her, so they sent her to live with relatives in a small rural community called Abricots when she was very little. When she started school in Abricots, her teachers recognized that she was exceptionally gifted, so they encouraged her family to send her to school in Jeremie, which was the nearest major city. So she moved in with her aunt and uncle in Jeremie, and she has lived with them ever since. She is especially close with her aunt, who never had biological children. Her aunt sees her as a daughter, and she considers her aunt her mother.
Her aunt is a teacher, and her uncle is a pastor, and they have been able to create a stable life for her, but it has not been easy financially. Figaro graduated high school last year as one of the top students in her class. She is fluent in English and serves as an English teacher at Jeremie’s top English school. Because she is so gifted intellectually, her relatives were determined to find a way to send her to college, so several members of her extended family planned to pitch in to pay for her school. They had the best of intentions, but when all was said and done, they didn’t have nearly enough money. Determined to find a way, she recently took an entrance exam for prospective freshman students at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, the top nursing school in Jeremie. She scored in the top 5 out of more than 200 applicants, and she hopes to start as a freshman at Our Lady of Perpetual Help this year.