Following the devastating earthquake of January, 2010, the mission fell upon hard times, and later that year, operations were taken over by author Mitch Albom and his A Hole In The Roof Foundation, and the name changed to Have Faith Haiti Mission, inspired partly by Albom’s book “Have a Little Faith.”
One Life Touches Another
The goal of the mission is to provide a safe, nurturing environment for Haitian children who do not have one. Children are cared for medically, nutritionally, educationally and spiritually. They are taught in both French and English, with a goal of achieving a college or vocational degree. Christian prayer and guidelines are a part of their daily life, as is a sense of giving back to the mission and their community through work and responsibility.
Ten years after the devastating earthquake, we have the luxury of forgetting. Haiti and its children do not. Hear the stories from our kids.
School . . . . . . . . . $22,000
Food Budget . . . . . .$17,000
Teaching Staff . . . . . $19,000
Medical, Dental . . . . $16,000
Water, Electric . . . . .$12,000
Security . . . . . . . . $6,000
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Have Faith Haiti Mission exists on donations. All money raised goes strictly into the operation of the Mission, from purchasing food to paying for schoolbooks.
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An annual highlight of the school year, our students are treated to a documentary film festival celebrating the work of independent storytellers who provide educational, and thrilling, perspectives to explore. Designed by school director Cara Nesser, the festival takes place at the start of winter term and is guided by different thematic lessons.
As the calendar marked the decade since the 7.0-magnitude earthquake, we remember the day by giving voice to the memories of the children at Have Faith Haiti who have never forgotten. You can watch the short video below....