Hearts For Haitian Humanity

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A young woman, nicknamed “Ti Famn,” or “Little Girl,” waits for a pregnancy check-up at a clinic outside L’Estere, Abidas’ hometown.

Just a few more days until my trip to Haiti!

In my last post, I told you about my friend Abdias and his story. In the 10 years or so since that time, Abdias has moved to Florida and is now a skilled tradesman. Best of all, he has started a family – with his wife Dajah and three sons. And he has realized his dream to help the people of Haiti – together Abdias and Dajah have started the non-profit, H3 – Hearts For Haitian Humanity.

The organization gathers donations of clothing, hygiene products, baby formula, and school supplies to distribute, and also provides tuition grants for children. Sadly, you will see many children without shoes, clad merely in an oversized T-shirt, or even for one little girl on their last trip to Haiti, in nothing but a pair of women’s pantyhose pulled to her shoulders.  And unlike in the US, where we are so very fortunate to have free k-12 education, that is not at all the case in Haiti. So you can imagine that when so many are struggling just to feed and clothe their families, school is not an option.

A shirt or a toothbrush may seem like a little thing, but it can be a small relief or even transformative. Most importantly though, is that people feel that someone cares about them. Abdias and Dajah, and all their volunteers, have sent a big shipment to Haiti, but the organization is young, and still greatly in need of funding to pay for the distribution. Please consider a donation – they are a fully registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit. And have a look at their Facebook page, where you will see what they did on their last trip. You will be doing a good thing!

 

3 thoughts on “Hearts For Haitian Humanity

  1. You will have so much fun ! I have been taking some nice photos in Haiti myself ! I know you will too. I will be looking to read your blog ! Check out mines at lukemnelson.com

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