On October 18, I will leave for my 7th trip to Haiti, to visit the poorest country in our hemisphere. Wife Sue is more active and has recently taken on the volunteer position of Executive Director of the Raising Haiti Foundation. (raisinghaiti.org). This 501(c)3 organization is trying to lift up all of rural Haiti and with our support they'll have a chance of making a difference. Here's some more information about the program:
Meet Guy Roland, Vannia, Odel and Nathan!
These four students are from rural Medor, Haiti and are part of the 3Legs Pilot Project to sustainably create wealth in rural Haitian communities. They are 4 of the 19 students being sponsored by Raising Haiti Foundation (Asosysasyon-Peyizan-Fondwa-USA-Inc) in their studies at the University of Fondwa, Haiti's rural university. Guy Roland and Vannia are studying agronomy, Odel is studying business management and Nathan is in the school of veterinary medicine, all fields vital for rural farm-based communities. Guy Roland, Vannia, Odel and Nathan each promise to return to Medor after they graduate to work with its Local Development Committee to raise is standard of living by creating wealth and sustainably increasing livelihoods.
Raising Haiti Foundation has funding for University of Fondwa tuition for 9 of the 19 students but still needs funds for the other 10 students. The Julian Grace Foundation will provide matching funds, up to $25,000 so if we can raise $25,000, each of these 10 kids will be able to study for another year at the university.
Join me in supporting real change. Let's support good in the world and make a difference. Please help us provide another year of university study for 10 students like Guy Roland, Vannia, Odel and Nathan. Each student pledges to return to their rural communities after graduation to raise up the area and eventually help the entire country.
Just a small donation will go a long way toward allowing these kids to study for another year at University of Fondwa. I know that there are many worthy causes asking for donations. But this one is different: it is investing in long-term development for the poorest country in our hemisphere.
I appreciate your help!