Published Thu, Sep 28, 23.
Written by Rebecca Honorat.


It feels like just yesterday we were enjoying summer and anticipating a new school year.... and now, all of a sudden, it's the end of September!!

As hectic as the last few weeks have been, back to school is always our favourite time of year.

This school year is no exception. We have 31 students enrolled in elementary school, 22 attending high school, and 8 students chasing their dreams in post-secondary programs. That's 61 students in total! 
Have you been thinking about sponsoring a student? Now is the time!! We have 8 students that are waiting for sponsorship. One of them is Rose-Mitha.
Sponsor Rose-Mitha, or another student today!

Rose-Mitha’s family is from the small mountain community of Tetebef. Her parents have a family garden and plant mostly corn, sweet potato, and beans. Rose-Mitha’s father is the head farmer and her mom takes the produce to market twice a week to sell.

Rose-Mitha, her brother, and their two sisters enjoy helping in the garden but when school is in session they live in the valley (Grande Goave) at their uncle’s house so they can go to school. It is common for children from these small mountain communities to stop going to school once they have learned to read and write.

Rose-Mitha loves school and desperately wants to stay enrolled – she’s even careful to be on her best behaviour when she’s at her uncle’s house as she thinks that will increase her chances of staying in school longer. While her family is proud that she does so well in school they struggle to prioritize it when it feels unnecessary and expensive to them.

We also have an exciting new partnership to share with you!

We have joined forces with Deux Main to provide our students with shoes this fall.

Deux Main shares our vision of empowering Haitians in a practical way. They have a factory in Port-au-Prince where local craftsmen are making durable (& stylish!) shoes from locally sourced leather. They are so confident that their shoes can handle the long mountain road commutes that they will repair or replace the shoes if they wear out during the year!

You can read more about the organization and their shoe program by clicking on the link below.

The shoes retail for $40 so it would cost us $2440 to purchase shoes for all of our students.

This is a unique partnership - together we can make a difference!

We can increase our impact in Haiti and be leaders in changing the way Haitians are empowered.

Would you be willing to join us in this venture? Purchasing these school shoes not only blesses our students but it also blesses the craftsmen, and their families that rely on their employment.
Purchase shoes for a student in Haiti - or for all 61 students!
Learn more about Deux Mains school shoe program
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