This is Yessica.   She lives in Santo Domingo, in the Dominican republic.   Yessica reminds me a lot of our daughter Melissa.  Her eyes are the same.   Yessica is sponsored through Children International.   Yessica is six years old and her favorite pastime is playing with dolls.  She is also a talented artist and loves to draw.  Yessica is fortunate that they have running water in her home and  an indoor toilet.  They also have a concrete floor and sturdy cinder block walls.  Their cooking is done on a portable gas stove and although electricity is available in her area, Yessica's family can not afford the service and so they do not have electric power  in the house.