“We were approached for placement of two boys into our care near our site in Grand Goave. After further investigation, we discovered there were two older female siblings that were getting placed at another location (high risk for trafficking). In our advocacy to keep the sibling group intact (and potentially protect the older girls), we found out that they have a vast family in another part of Haiti, Leogane. That is part of the blessing and the struggle, as they couldn’t care for everyone. These four siblings were abandoned by their father(s) and their mother, and the family felt they needed to release them into government care. However, in the tragedy, there is a heroin!
Meet Esperancia, age 14, and her younger brothers Herby and Steeve. Esperancia sells popcorn on the streets to save money to pay for school. She made enough to pay for her and one sibling to attend school. However, there wasn’t enough to pay for tuition and school supplies for her 9 year old brother. Esperancia is simply asking for a stable and protective home and her second brother to go to school. We are coming alongside her, her brothers, and their extended family to provide housing, schooling and a stable food source. The funding that comes through the Bridge is one of the primary reasons that it is possible for Hands and Feet Project to provide this financial support.”