UPDATE, October 3: Siem Lafleur and his mother, Clodine, pose in front of where Clodine is now living in Edward, Haiti, after the earthquake hit on Aug. 14, 2021. Mitch Albom wrote about Siem leading relief efforts, and the emotion toil of being torn between college...
Back-to-School Shopping at Have Faith Haiti
Yesterday, three adult supervisors took 11 students from Have Faith Haiti that had earned the privilege to shop to a local store. Each received $20.00 ($5.00 of each donation purchased paper, pencils, pens, crayons and other needed supplies for the whole group. They received their $20 in 4-$5.00 bills and instructions to first purchase a backpack and use the remaining money for personal school supplies or items for other children at the mission.
Due to political and safety issues in Haiti, we are not able to take all the kids out at once. The 11 students selected had received most improved and best behaved for the entire year. We purchased backpacks and supplies for the remaining children, who will shop from the Mission “store” with the same budget and instructions. Lessons taught from supply shopping were about money, respect, being courteous, figuring how much everything cost and when it is on sale.
The kids did great and averaged $15.00 per child. They have asked if they could give away the money left over or use it to buy more school supplies for other kids.
All of this is possible through your generous donations.
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About Have Faith Haiti
The Have Faith Haiti Mission is a special place of love and caring, dedicated to the safety, education, health and spiritual development of Haiti’s impoverished children and orphans. You can learn more here.