Latest News From Haiti
08-13-2018 - 8:00 PM
This young boy is Jacque. His mother died when he was very young, and his father wasn’t able to care for him. His father would leave Jacque and his sister Fabiola alone for days at a time while he looked for work. The two children were far too young to be left alone. Finally, their father gave the children to the Haitian Department of Social Services because he could not take care of them any longer. A representative from the department called Love A Child and asked if we would take in these children. Jacque and his sister came to the Love A Child Children’s Home several years ago, and he loves his new big family. Jacque is in school and is a quick learner. He is a sweet and happy boy, and we all love him very much. Thank you, partners, for loving Jacque too! “Love Is Something You Do.” Bobby and Sherry
08-13-2018 - 3:50 PM
This is a message from Rad Hazelip, who leads many of our sustainable development projects.
“Helping Haitians learn to help themselves is what our sustainable development projects are all about. You’ve read about the recent successes of the Poul Mirak chicken co-op expanding into raising eggs and having their second “chicken school class,” and you’ve seen about the Agricultural Training Center (ATC) extending its training into nearby villages to help with raising their own food, etc, and now the slaughterhouse is really moving ahead helping the Haitians, too.
Farmer John’s quality beef, developed by John Draxton, is now managing the Gwo Mache Mirak slaughterhouse. Farmer John’s is the best beef available in Haiti and soon the slaughterhouse will re-open “under new management.” John has a team of good and qualified Haitians to run the day-to-day operations, processing, marketing and selling the highest quality beef and other meats in Haiti. This is an exciting development project that will yield benefits for many years to come.
You see, all the Love A Child development projects were designed to work together to support one another and build up a critical mass of enterprise at the marketplace, providing employment, and a brighter and more secure future. Sustainable enterprises strengthen Haiti for a better tomorrow. Thank you to all those donors who help by supporting our sustainability projects.”
08-13-2018 - 8:04 AM
Doresca Camecile is the 22-year-old Haitian mother who gave birth to the quadruplets a few days ago. She was seven months pregnant, and never knew she was going to have “more than one baby.” That’s why our new Birthing Center is so important… It was a miracle that this young woman, in poor health, could make it through the delivery of four babies! Two of them are about one pound, and the other two are also very small. We had Kaeli and Nixon take diapers, blankets, baby clothes, and some money to her. She is staying at a place near the hospital. We will do everything we can to help her. God bless you, partners and friends. Sherry