Dear Friend of the What If? Foundation,
I’m afraid this holiday season is proving to be a particularly difficult one for our friends in Haiti.
The protests that plagued the country after the July price hike have continued and the food crisis has deepened, making life even harder for many of the children and families we serve.
Here’s how Na Rive Program Director Lavarice Gaudin describes the situation:
“The divisive politics are disrupting the country. Some areas of Port-au-Prince have become dangerous due to the protests, making people afraid to be on the streets. A couple of our teachers had to leave their homes and many of the parents are afraid to let their children out the door. We are doing everything we can to offer the Father Jeri School as a refuge for our community.”
Through it all, the Na Rive team is working tirelessly. Help us support them as they provide sanctuary, sustenance and hope for students, teachers and hungry families.
Since schools were closed for more than a week, the Fr. Jeri School has been providing extra help in the afternoons and over weekends to make sure students are prepared for their final exams. Despite the challenging circumstances, the children are eager to show all the hard work they’ve put into their courses. They want to pass their exams and make their families proud!
It is at times like these that your support is most deeply felt. Let’s show the children and families of Ti Plas Kazo they’re not alone. With your help, Na Rive can give them a safe place and a reason to celebrate the holidays. Please consider making a donation today.
We’ll continue to update you on the situation in Haiti as it develops. Thank you for keeping the children of Ti Plas Kazo in your thoughts and hearts. Your support is what gets them through.
With gratitude and hope,