Mitch Albom: Haitian student torn between college in Michigan and his earthquake-ravaged family (Detroit Free Press)

January

Birthdays

Betty

Birthday: January 16

Betty is spunky and bright, and can already lead the group in the Lord’s prayer in English. Betty, Ann, and Alisa can always be found playing together. Always helpful and a rule follower, she likes to share with others and play with all of the other kids. 

Francise

Birthday: January 28

Sly and creative, Françise loves to sing, make bracelets, and braiding hair. She likes to paint her nails, draw fashion sketches, and use the digital camera to take pictures around the Mission, all good practice for a future fashion designer. Her favorite subject in school is math. 

Gabryanna

Nickname: Gaby
Birthday: January 12

Gentle-hearted, Gaby wants to become a chef when she grows up (or maybe a fashion designer.) She came to the Mission in the summer of 2013, and loves to read. She is energetic, but often just enjoys being around others. She currently loves photography class, and like to draw.

Lorvens

Birthday: January 12

Lorvens is a young leader, and like Spider-Man, about whom he loves to read, he’s beginning to learn that with great power comes great responsibility. As the nannies used to say, if trouble was stirring, you’d usually be able to find the bold and venturesome Lorvens in the mix. But he’s quickly growing and maturing, and even hopes to become pediatrician — or even a surgeon — so he can take special care of the babies at the malnutrition clinic where many of the students volunteer. With a silly and fun personality, he loves to make people smile. His favorite activities are drawing, playing soccer and hockey. 

Chivensky

Nicknames: Kiki and Dr. Chivensky
Birthday: January 6

A budding scholar, Kiki is ambitious, eager to learn, and a leader around the Mission. He can often be found playing the guitar, chatting with the other kids, or exercising. He is passionate about music and dreams about having his own business someday. 

Moise

Nickname: Moses
Birthday: January 1

Moïse is a shy, tall jokester. But even as a young man, he is already driven to change Haiti for the better. With the power to improve the country, his agenda would include to help create jobs, build schools to educate the public, promote agricultural and ecological awareness, eliminate crime, and clean up Haiti’s streets. With his remarkable ambition and love of math, we hope this future accountant will be able to crunch the numbers and bring his dream of helping Haiti a reality. He’s a huge soccer fan and is responsible for starting the first Have Faith Haiti Soccer Tournament in 2013, which is now an annual event. He’s currently working in Haiti.

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Have Faith Haiti Mission
c/o A Hole in the Roof Foundation
29836 Telegraph Road
Southfield, MI 48034

Have Faith Haiti is operated by the A Hole in the Roof Foundation, a 501(c)(3) org (TAX ID# 27-0609504). Donations are tax deductible.

About the Mission


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.

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