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

Getson Exilus

Getson just turned 6 years old. In school he loves books and learning to read. He says that he would like to become a doctor some day, "So I can give shots." When not in school, Getson likes to play soccer with his friends. Getson lists his greatest blessings as: "life on earth, my mom, my dad, the church, my friends, and playing." He hopes that somebody will help pay for his school so that he can learn and eventually become self-sufficient so that he can help others, too.

Bevenchy Mazile

Bevenchy is 8 years old. He is one of three children in his family. He recently listed some things that he is grateful for: "my mom, my dad, my sisters, my aunt, and Haitian Roots." Bevenchy enjoys playing soccer and loves the color green. His favorite food is rice. His favorite subject in school is math and he hopes to become a doctor when he grows up.

Estelle Aline Jeanty

Estelle is 11 years old and her birthday is August 14th. She lives with her mom, dad, and little brother. She enjoys playing soccer, reading, and helping others by making them food or helping them with their laundry. Her favorite color is pink and her favorite school subject is math. She wants to become a doctor because, "I like to help people."

Francesca Figaro

Francesca is 11 years old. Her birthday is August 27th. Her favorite school subject is math. She wants to become a nurse some day to be able to help the sick. Francesca loves to dance! Her favorite color is pink. The thing that worries Francesca the most is that there could possibly be another earthquake. She herself was crushed by rubble and had her right foot badly broken and mutilated. She was rescued and luckily somehow made it to a good hospital in the Dominican Republic. They were able to save her foot and she spent many months there before being able to return home. Now she is fully recovered and doing very well!

Kechny Jomanie Cesar

Kechny Jomanie Cesar goes by her middle name. Jomanie is 4 years old. Her birthday is August 4th. She lives with her parents and 2 siblings. Her older brother, Pierre Marcus, is in the program as well. Jomanie is very friendly. She loves to draw. She fell in love with her sponsor when she met her in August of 2012.

Abdias Phanord

Abdias is 7 years old. His birthday is October 4th. He enjoys everything he is learning in school and wants to become a doctor some day so that he can learn how to take care of others. When he's not in school he likes to practice reading and play soccer. His favorite color is red. He likes rice & bean sauce but does not like ground millet. Abdias dreams that one day he will be able to visit another country to be able to see and learn more things.

Marco Polycarpe

Marco is 9 years old. His birthday is June 27th. He lives with his parents and 2 sisters, who are both also in the program. Marco is an excellent student. His favorite subject in school is history. He is not sure if he wants to study medicine or something in engineering. Marco loves to play soccer. The 5 things he says he is most grateful for are: "life, health, the gospel of Jesus Christ, and nature." If he could have any wish it would be that he could have a good job and solid profession when he grows up.

Diana Phanord

Diana is 12 years old. Her birthday is September 24th. She lives with her parents and 4 siblings. In school her favorite subject is math. She said that in the future she would like to become a banker because she enjoys talking face to face with people, would enjoy being in an office, and feels it would provide her with a good future. She says, "When I am not in school I read of lot of books because I can learn a lot of new words and a lot of other new things." Diana like soccer. Her favorite colors are pink, yellow, and green. Diana dreams that one day she may be able to visit other countries and learn about other cultures.

Ralph Guerrier

Ralph is 9 years old and his birthday is May 2nd. His favorite subject in school is Math. He said that he would like to learn the engineering trade for work when he grows up so that he can have a valuable skill and good job. When he's not in school he loves to read other books that are not school-related. Ralph says that the things he is most grateful are: God, his sponsor, school, and food. His wish would be to one day have a car.

Lovely Michel

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