The greatest hope for the future of Haiti is their children. Education is the key to a better future for the children but also for Haiti. Within a year after the devasting earthquake, Hope Force worked to provide a child sponsorship program helping families with immediate needs including food insecurity, health care and temporary housing. As the village made small steps towards recovery, the greatest need turned to providing education for the children that were unable to attend school.
Sponsorship is a great way for individuals, families and church groups to get involved with the ongoing recovery efforts. When someone sponsors a child, the funds cover their school fees, books, new uniforms and necessary school supplies. The family participates in a monthly food distribution that helps to reduce food scarcity issues. It is amazing what just $34USD/month can do for a child in need.
HFI currently is supporting more than 200 children through the sponsorship program. Sponsors receive updated photos of their sponsored child each year and the children enjoy writing letters to their sponsors about twice a year. One highlight each year is the annual Christmas celebration where the children receive small gifts to express the joy of the birth of our Savior. Prior to COVID, mission teams would visit the village, providing health clinics, and help in building homes and programs including vacation bible school. Sharing the reason why HFI and the child’s sponsor provide assistance is an important part of our outreach. The children and their families continue to hear about Jesus and His call for us to love our neighbor even when many miles separate us.
Through the years we have seen some of our sponsored children pass their exams, graduate “high school” and move onto nursing and mechanic school. We are so proud of the example they are setting for the younger children.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the sponsorship program.
Thank you for prayerfully considering this opportunity. Please click here to make a pledge and sponsor a child in Haiti today.
If you prefer, print a pledge card and return it to HFI in the mail: Child Sponsorship Pledge Card