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

Dave Oreus

I am Dave. I am a super cool kid! I am live in St. Marc with my parents and my 3 older sisters. My birthdate is 4 October 2004, so I am ten years old. I am in 5th grade and my favorite subject is math. I think it would be good for me to become a doctor so that I can protect people’s lives. I love to play soccer and I’m very good at it! If I could wish for anything it would be that I can travel so that I can learn a lot and also that I can serve a mission somewhere for my church.

Yoldjinie Ophin

Hi! My name is Yoldjinie Ophin. My birthday is 8 July 2006. I am 8 years old and in 3rd grade. I live in St. Marc with my mother, who is single. I like learning about nature and the environment in school. I would like to become a teacher one day. When I am not in school I love to play and dance.

Elize Olivier

Hello, I am Elize. You pronounce the "e" at the end of my name and I'm a boy, not a girl! I am 10 years old. I live with my older brother and my parents. My father had his back broken during the earthquake and we also lost all of our belongings. Life has been extra hard since then, so I'm grateful that Haitian Roots can help me to go to school.

McArthur Meleance

Hi! My name is McCarthur Meleance. I was born September 27th. I like to play, and learn in school. When I grow up I would like to serve a mission and after that learn to become a doctor to help the sick.

Mirielda Mazile

Bonjou! I am Mirielda Mazile. I was born on 10 December 2001. My 2 siblings are also in the Haitian Roots program. I am in 8th grade and I like school very much. I am very happy and easy going. I love to laugh and make others laugh as well.

Isaac Mady

Hello, I’m Isaac Mady. I live in Petion-ville with my parents and my 2 siblings. My brother, Paul, is also in Haitian Roots. I am 13 years old and in the 7th grade. My favorite pastime is soccer. I hope to become a doctor one day.

Christopher Jeanty

Hello! I am Christopher. I live with my parents and my older sister in Port au Prince. I turned 7 on September 1st. I am in 2nd grade and doing very well! I am smart just like my sister, Estelle. I like to play and eat.

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!

Gael Gilus

My name is Gael Gilus. I just started kindergarten this year. My father recently left my mother and she has no resources to care for me or my brother, Christopher. So, Haitian Roots is helping us to go to school. They will share more information about me as they get it.

Diana Duluce

Diana is 10 years old. Her favorite subject in school is math. She is a little behind in school because she has not had the opportunity for consistent education before joining Haitian Roots, but we hope to help her change that. Diana hopes to become a nurse some day, in fact it is the thing she wishes for most! When she is not in school she likes to practice reading. She likes rice but does not care for corn. She enjoys playing soccer. Her favorite colors are yellow, green, and red.

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