- Nov 11, 2017 - This Thanksgiving, Francoise is thankful to be a part of the These Numbers Have Faces Family (and we are so happy to have her!!). She is looking forward to a joyful Christmas at home with her family!
- Oct 8, 2017 - Over the summer, Francoise was devoted to her family and mostly her sister's family; She also spent her spare time reading books. Francoise is excited about meeting new friends at school and is looking forward to being responsible.
R. & S. Hoppes - Beaverton, OR
BioAs a child, Francoise saw her community as a harsh place. Characterized by continuous poverty, conflicts, and school drop-outs, it would have been easy for her to give up when her mother passed away in 2006. But instead, Francoise chose hope. Her village received a new leader in recent years, encouraging others to pursue peace, reconciliation, and education -- this reversal in attitude inspired Francoise to be a similar leader.
Francoise is working to become a physiotherapist and dreams of inspiring other young girls to pursue degrees in a male-dominated field. She looks forward to bringing healing and leadership to her community upon graduation.
In her spare time, Francoise loves to participate in debate club, volunteer at the Red Cross, and is a member of the Youth Balm Filmmakers!