Jocelyn dropped out of school to sell vegetables at the market place in order to earn a living. She was only fourteen years old, with too many family problems to cope with. Jocelyn comes from a family of four. She has a younger brother and sister whom she has to care for in the little free time that she has of her own. Their father died when they were very young.
The sole breadwinner of her family was her mother who had to hold two jobs just to pay the bills and send the three children to school. That was when Jocelyn decided to quit school and sell vegetables at the market.
She worked for her uncle's friend who owned the market stall. The owner did not treat her well at all. He was always shouting at her to get things done. He
sapped Jocelyn for all that she was worth and even then, he never seemed happy with her work. There were difficult and choosy customers to handle too, but Jocelyn thought about her family and
Two months after Jocelyn dropped out of school, the principal, Sister Magdeline, paid her a surprise visit. She had a grave talk with Jocelyn and her mother. In that two months that Jocelyn was away, Sister Magdeline had managed to get help from some generous donors who had
learned of Jocelyn's plight. They were willing to help.
Thanks to the people who helped by donating money to Jocelyn and her family, Jocelyn is now back in school. She hopes to get a good
education and then a good job to support her family.