What If Foundation has been working to transform lives and communities in Haiti for over 23 years. I am honored to be a steward of this work and it is with a heart full of gratitude and hope for the future that I share with you the inspiring story of Jean Bully Prophete, a former beneficiary of What If Foundation’s support.
Jean, or Billy as he is affectionately called by family and friends, grew up in Port-au-Prince in a single-parent household with two siblings. His mother worked hard as a street vendor selling charcoal to provide for her children’s basic needs, but Billy’s education was frequently interrupted due to their financial difficulties, and he often went hungry. Despite these challenges, Billy remained committed to his studies and joined the St. Claire’s Church’s Altar Servant group in 1998, where he met Father Gerard Jean-Juste.
In 2002, with the help of a scholarship from What If Foundation, Billy was able to continue his education without interruption and study computer sciences. Because of our wonderful network of donors, Billy had his tuition paid in full, received a hot meal every day, and began the hard work of creating a sustainable future for himself and his family. Billy’s involvement with What If Foundation has shaped his goals and aspirations for the future. Today, Billy is a successful surveyor, studying geomatic mapping and is a member of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team. His life’s trajectory was transformed by What If Foundation’s support, which provided him with the opportunity to fulfill his dreams and become a respected member of his community.
“What If Foundation has contributed to the man, father, husband, and citizen I am today.”Billy Prophet, What If Foundation Recipient
What If Foundation’s approach is unique and effective because it is community-centered, empowering local partners to deliver on the promise that every child has the right to consistent nutrition, quality education, and an opportunity to succeed.
Your contribution can make a difference in the lives of others like Billy, who need it the most.
Billy’s story is just one example of the transformative impact that What If Foundation has had on countless individuals and communities in Haiti. By providing meals, education, and basic support to local partners—What If Foundation has become a model of what can be accomplished when listening to the people who understand their community best and empowering them with resources to develop and implement effective programs that meet their community’s needs.
Today, I ask you to join me in supporting What If Foundation by making a donation. Your support provides a hot meal, funds quality education, and empowers individuals to create a better future for themselves and their communities.
“Every single dollar that someone donates to What If Foundation contributes to a better Haiti.”Billy Prophet
Thank you for your unrelentless support of Haitian children and their families. We could not continue this work without you.
With overwhelming gratitude,
What If Foundation