Jean lives in the village of Marfranc in Haiti. He lives at home as an only child. He is currently enrolled at Good Shepherd Baptist School of Marfranc where he is in the first grade class. He helps out at home with various chores. Jean's favorite activities include playing with friends. For church, Jean attends Baptist Church MEBSH of Marfranc.
Jean lives in Marfranc. This is one of the larger villages in the Grand'Anse River Valley of the southern peninsula of Haiti. It lies on the northern banks of the river, along the major gravel road connecting Dame Marie with the large city of Jeremie. Although only 10 miles from Jeremie, the poor condition of the road forces this into a 30-minute drive. Residents from surrounding villages come to the market in Marfranc to trade goods once a week. The village has no electrical utilities. It has one government health clinic staffed by a nurse one day a week. Marfranc enjoys warm weather year-round, with summers getting quite hot and humid.
Jean attends Good Shepherd Baptist School of Marfranc. This school opened its doors to primary grades in 1993 under a tin roof supported by timbers. In 2008 New Life for Haiti rebuilt this as a concrete structure, and built a second set of classrooms on the same property to house secondary grades. It serves 350 students in grades 1 through 8. Primary grade subjects include Kreyol, French, Mathematics (including Geometry), Social Science, Physical Science, Biology, Haiti National History, Geography, and Bible/Religious Studies. Pastor Jeanville Plaisir is the Administrator of the school.