'I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. What I can do, I should do and, with the help of God, I will do.' ~ Edward Everett Hale

CONTINUE TO PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIPS

Our primary mission is to help with education in Borgne, Haiti, by providing scholarships and nutrition to the most impoverished children and to respond to emergency needs of the schools of Borgne. With the help of the Assistant Mayor of Borgne, the various neighborhood communities are empowered to make the difficult decisions as to which children will receive scholarships. At the present time we have 50 children in school on our scholarships and have helped an additional 60 children with partial scholarships. The 25 children who live near the town of Borgne receive a sack breakfast so that they are able to remain healthy and have the energy to learn.

RESPOND TO EMERGENCY SITUATIONS

We hope, as our program evolves, to respond to emergency situations such as providing food for the elderly and disabled and to expand educational opportunities to all children and adults in Borgne. The goal of this program is to break the generational cycle of abject poverty for families that are struggling with the death or disability of one or both parents or who are unable to provide for their children’s food, education, and health. Borgne has a number of elderly and disabled adults without extended family whose only source of sustenance is the kindness of others. As food prices climb and the residents of Borgne struggle to feed their families, these people will suffer most. As funds allow, we hope to help with the emergency food program.

CONTINUE TO HELP IN A VARIETY OF WAYS

One of our directors and her friends made hundreds of little hats for newborns.

BEGIN AN AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM

We hope to provide an afterschool program that will provide tutoring, teach income producing trades such as basket weaving, carpentry, masonry, farming, and sewing, and offer opportunities to participate in sports, music, and the arts.

START A TRAVELING LIBRARY

We plan to sponsor a traveling library and librarian who will travel from school to school sharing books in Kreyol with children and adults in the communities in and around Borgne.