Through your generous donations, you have been instrumental in helping our organization by providing hope for so many people in Haiti. Below are three ways to donate on this Giving Tuesday.
Help an Orphan
When an orphan ages out of an orphanage at age eighteen, they are shown the door and they have no place to go but the streets. They are forced into thievery or prostitution or are trafficked by those who would take advantage of them. We bring these children into our villages, put them in a loving Christian home and provide food, an education, and a future for them in Christ. As of now, we have over 20 aged-out orphans in our villages that we could not watch go to the streets. Please help us give them hope, and a future. Help an orphan with food, clothing, and a loving family for $100.00 per month.
Send a Kid to College
In May of 2014, Mercy celebrated its first scholarship student that graduated High School. Her name was Emilie Jean Pierre. In Haiti, only two percent of the children graduate from high school and pass the exceedingly difficult graduation test. Therefore, we knew she was very smart. Her family had been given a home in the village as they had been living in very terrible conditions in a tent city nearby.
In October of 2014, we asked her what she planned to do now that she graduated. Emilie said she would love to go to Medical School, but that it was not possible for her and the school year had already begun. we helped her get into Medical School.
five years later, Emily is now known as Doctor Emilie Jean Pierre!! We are so proud and so happy for her. It was so heartwarming seeing her cross the stage and knowing her future is now secure. She has not only secured a future for herself but her family also.
This year we have ten students needing sponsors for their college education. We are praying we will be able to give each of them the same chance at a future that was given to Emilie. If you are led to help, please go to our website to help.
college will cost between $150.00 and $300.00 per month, depending on the major, we will generally assign more than one donor to each student. Therefore, donations run $50 to $300.00 per month.
Support those Trafficked
Mercy International has been working to prevent sex trafficking and restoring restavek children for a long time now. They both flourish in Haiti, in large part due to poverty.Therefore, Mercy International has started a new area in our village called “Nouvelle Horizon,” meaning, New Horizon. New Horizon has been set up to help aged-out orphans and restavek children who have no place to go, to prevent them from being abused and trafficked. It is a place they can call home and not have to worry about what they must do to survive.
All the age out orphans and restavek children in New Horizon are going to school. Some are in secondary school and some in a technical school, learning a trade so that they can survive. Here there’s hope for them, and we love to help as much as possible, but we will need your help. Food and basic care cost $125.00 per month per child. Building a home for four children costs $6,800.00, but that provides a lot more than giving them a house. It saves their lives and gives them hope and a future. Our church staff will reach out to them as will the dozens of Christian families in the village, and our free clinic is there for any medical need that arises.
Will you show them that you care by sponsoring one of them for all or part of their monthly expenses or perhaps help us build more homes so that we can shelter and protect more children?