Our Children

Children accepted into our education sponsorship program understand the benefits that an education can provide but, due to the tough economic circumstances in Haiti, are unable to afford the minimum costs of tuition and fees required to attend public school. After submitting an application, they are evaluated by one of our in-country coordinators and must be approved by a member of the Haitian Roots Board of Directors before they are accepted to our program. For $300/year (or $25/month) you help a child attend school -- an opportunity taken for granted by most of us. To the children (and their families) in our sponsorship program, receiving an education means hope for the future and an opportunity to break the cycle of poverty. You can change the life of one of these precious children by becoming a sponsor today!

If you give a man a fish he is hungry again in an hour. If you teach him to catch a fish you do him a good turn.

Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie


Louna Pierre

Needs a Sponsor

Louna is 17 years old. Her birthday is July 25th. Her favorite school sunject is Math. Louna enjoys dancing and the color pink. Louna is most grateful for God, Jesus, her parents, and school. She said that her favorite sport is karate!


Olcin Bolivar

Olcin has been part of the Haitian Roots program since he was just a little boy. He has been attending the Haitian Roots Academy since it opened. He is a very bright boy and works hard. His birthday is 28 Nov 2003.


Velanda Etienne

Bonjou! I'm Velanda. I turned 4 this year (born 2012). I want to be a teacher when I grow up. When I am at home I am usually working. I like all foods. I love to dance. My favorite color is red. My teachers say that I am very very smart but they worry about me because I live with my aunt and we don't often have the basic clothing or things for me to come to school. But thanks to Haitian Roots, I at least have a chance.


Rolph Joseph

Hello. My name is Rolph. My date of birth is 9 March 2001. I am working hard in school learning chemistry, biology, and English. I would love to become a great doctor. I enjoy playing soccer and reading. I love to learn new things.


Emma Geneste

Hello! I am Emma and I am in my first year of kindergarten. In school I am quite shy and like to work slowly, but I do enjoy being with friends. When I’m not in school I like to play with my sister. My best friends are my brother and sister. We like to play soccer together. My favorite food is bananas and I like the color yellow.


Stephie Fils-Aime

Bonjou. My name is Stephie. I was born on 17 Oct 2005. I live with my aunt who takes care of me. My favorite school subjects are geography and creole. I would like to be a doctor when I grow up. I like to dance. My favorite color is red. I think that it would be neat to visit Chile someday because I know of other Haitians who have moved there. My teachers describe me as very patient and reserved.


Moroni Moneus

Hello! I'm Moroni! I am new to HRA. I'm 3 years old and travel every day from Croix des Mision for the opportunity to go to school. More info will be posted about me soon.


Marcus Elinord Senatus

Hello. My name is Marcus and I turned 3 this year (born 2013). I just started school. My teachers say that I am very smart. My biggest obstacle is that I don't have any materials or food to bring from home. I hope that HRA is able to get a food program running soon so that I will be able to have at least one meal per day. Thank you for giving me the chance to start my education on time and give me hope for the future.


Bethsaida Gesner

Hello! My name is Bethsaida. I am brand new to HRA and am just 3 years old. More information about me will be posted soon.


James Herlando Gustelier

Hello! I am James Gusteliar. My date of birth is 28 July 2010, so I am 4 years old. I live in St. Marc with my mother and one sibling. My mother has been struggling to support me since my father passed away. But I am a happy little boy. I like to run and play soccer!


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