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


RoseMarckly Polycarpe

Rose is 11 years old. Her birthday is October 16th. She lives with her parents and two siblings (who are also in the program). Rose is a very good student. Her favorite subjects in school are biology, physics, English, and Spanish. She is not sure what she wants to do when she grows up. She likes nursing because she likes to help people but she is also interested in engineering. Rose enjoys sports--volleyball, basketball, and soccer. The five things she is most grateful for are: "church, school, my mom, my dad, and all of my other family". If she could have one wish it would be that she could have a real profession some day in the medical field, in engineering or perhaps as a professor.


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