I am born in a tiny and very nice village in the South east of Haiti. My Dad passed away when I was 7. He was a wood worker, making a lot of nice tables, chairs etc. I remember him as a hard worker trying to help my family. Since his death my mom has had a hard time running the house since she is not working. She tried to start a small retail store but she had too much on her shoulders and could not make a profit. We are living from day to day praying we can get something on the table everyday.
I have a sister and five brothers, though now only three of us live in the house, since two of my brothers left the house trying to make their own living. My mom is having a lot of problems paying my tuition; I can not remember how many times I was called to the principal's office because of my late tuition. I hope I can keep going to school until I finish high school. I want to graduate and become a nurse or a doctor. I think I am smart enough to make it. My only problems are financial difficulties.
18 MAY 2010Below is an excerpt from La Vallee Alliance's most recent newsletter. If you are interested in contributing to their sports uniforms/school supplies drive and/or their school kitchen project, please visit the La Vallee Alliance website here . -- Dear Friends of LaVallee Alliance, Thank you again for your interest and support of our efforts to help the people of LaVallee de Jacmel, Haiti. As you can see from the note from Florine, your donations are making a real difference in the lives of LaVallee students. We have several new projects underway to tell you about! We are excited to be planning our trip to Haiti, scheduled for the second week of June. We have been meeting with key members of the NGO community here in D.C. involved in the Haitian relief efforts and plan to meet with their counterparts in Port au Prince. We hope to partner with these larger organizations, draw attention to our mountainous rural community, and learn from their expertise as we plan our future programs...
11 MAY 2010Givology recently received the following note from Marie: "I don’t know how thank you for what you have done for me. I can’t ever find the exact words to express my gratitude for your kindness. "On January 12, when rushing to leave our shaking home, a falling concrete block hit my left arm. I was lucky enough because the damage to my arm was not too bad, and I fully recovered few weeks after. Our house has not been destroyed. "Your support allowed me to pay my tuition for the full difficult year. Thank you." Please message her back to encourage her to send more updates!
14 APR 2010La Vallee recently provided the following update on the school: --- Antonica shared with us the urgent need of getting the children back to school as quickly as possible. Thanks to all of you, much progress has already been made. Last week we wired funds collected at our event to the team in Haiti, and the next day construction began on a temporary structure to house 610 students at St. Paul’s School. Thanks to donations we have continued to receive over the past several weeks, we were able to send additional funds last week to complete this temporary school building. This means students were able to return to school last week for the first time in over three months. We hope that we can replicate this project for the numerous other schools that have been damaged in LaVallee. Here are pictures of the St. Paul’s School project, showing construction underway and the completed temporary school building. The La Vallee team The students Under construction The need continues to grow as stu...
20 MAR 2010Please click on the link below for an update from the field: LaVallee Update