One of the highlights in a week of political unrest, came in the form of gratitude from the women in our micro loan program. We decided it wasn't fair for them to have to pay the loan in the inflated gourdes (exchange rate was 64 when we loaned the money and is now 87), so we retroactively locked in their loan prices at the old exchange rate. Each woman made a point to come by the construction site to thank us. #attitudeofgratitude the picture is of 2 of the children of one of our entrepreneurs ... See MoreSee Less
The kids at the creche have been cooped up since their school has been closed for a week now. They are being troopers and finding creative ways to have fun. They have taken full advantage of our outdoor space, playing soccer, singing songs and coming up with new games! So here's to a thumbs up for a wonderful Friday! Please continue to keep Haiti in your prayers as the country searches for a solution. ... See MoreSee Less
Today, we ask for prayer for Haiti. We pray that these riots are the beginning of positive change for this country and we pray for peace and direction to be instilled in each and every person here.
Yesterday in Kenscoff there were a couple hundred kids standing outside their classrooms of a government school waiting to get in, but no teachers showed up because they are still not getting paid. Along with many other government-run jobs, wages have been cut, yet these people need to provide for their families. And yet, these kids deserve a quality education for a better future. Indeed it is time for change, and the Haitian people will not give in until they live to see it.
"But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." - Isaiah 40:31
#prayforHaiti #prayforchange #Godremainsthesame #futurehope ... See MoreSee Less
UPDATE: Our construction team made it safely up to Gonaives today, praise God! They are already hard at work to finish the church, more updates to come. Everyone in the church is SO excited to have more than just a church building - but a place where they can worship God freely and grow deeper in community! This is the location where our feeding program is currently held in Gonaives.
The creche is experiencing some growing pains as we just admitted 8 (yes you heard that right! 8!) new children! They are adjusting well but please keep them in your prayers as they figure out their new normal and learn how to be loved on by our staff, If you or someone you know would like to be a sponsor or donate towards their care please email email@example.com Merci! ... See MoreSee Less
* 14 feeding programs through local churches * 160 employees * 4 schools in remote villages * 1 medical clinic and multiple mobile medical clinics held during the year * 1 crèche with 32 kids * 31 artisans employed in our jewelry and scrub making programs * 2 sustainable agriculture programs
And more! There is A LOT going on here in Haiti. We want you to be a part of all that we are doing through the local churches! We believe that everyone who comes to Haiti to help with various projects, serve at feeding programs and more are vital to accomplish what we have set out to do. We would not be where we are without our volunteers and supporters. Interested in joining us this year in Haiti? There are still plenty of spots open - email Brie@chances4children.org to plan your trip! You can also view our tentative trip schedule on our site: www.chances4children.org/mission-teams/.
“Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act.” - Proverbs 3:27 ... See MoreSee Less
We are so proud of the women in the business training/micro loan program. Successfully managing small businesses. We stopped by and visited a few of them last week. #sustainability #c4c_haiti #helping othershelpthemselves ... See MoreSee Less
Sometimes our jobs at the crèche involve just listening to a child read through their homework lesson and sometimes it involves sweet snuggles with babies - either way we are playing a key part in the child's development. Want to do your part? Sign up to be a sponsor of a child and we will send you regular updates on them and how they are doing! Visit www.chances4children.org/sponsorship-children... See MoreSee Less
We have been so thrilled to have Shannon and Sarah from Mango and Main here with us this past week, they are helping launch some new designs for our Ila Joi jewelry. We are excited to partner with them and create some fun jewelry for you all to enjoy! Stay tuned for these new items being sold soon - in the meantime you can go to mangoandmain.com/collections/made-in-haiti for all Haitian made jewelry and decor by our 22 artisans - all current Haitian made products are 10% off with code WELOVEHAITI!
#IlaJoi #islandsrejoicing #mangoandmain #newdesigns #sameartisans #keepingfamiliestogether #C4Cteam ... See MoreSee Less
It’s been a whirlwind of learning for Ila Joi! Shannon and Sarah from Mango + Main spent the last couple of days teaching new designs that will be sold through Mango + Main this spring! Be on the lookout! We have some amazing products coming your way! ... See MoreSee Less