Do You Have a Working Laptop to Donate?

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We only have 10 working computers to share between 100 students. We’d like to increase it to 25 — four instead of ten student per computer. If you have working laptops that you would be willing to donate, please contact me to arrange shipment of the computers.

Would you prayerfully consider joining us in this project or any other? Your partnership in joining what God is doing in Haiti to help the people of Fond-des-Blancs is a tangible expression of Christ’s words in Matthew 25:40: “Anything you did for one of the least important of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” You can make an online contribution here via our website. We also invite all of our supporters to see for themselves how their financial and prayer support helps exemplify the love of Christ in providing for the basic needs of the poor; if you are interested in visiting us in Fond-des-Blancs, please let us know and we’ll be in touch to help you arrange a trip. In the spirit of of proclaiming good news to the poor, we are grateful for you and the work that God has called us to.

More Student Sponsors Sought

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The numbers in L’Exode schools continue to rise, and with the addition of university-supported students, there is a great need for more student sponsors. Of our 1,500 students, less than 10% of L’Exode students currently have sponsors. The annual contribution is $300, which can be paid in one lump sum, monthly or quarterly. This amount covers school fees, their uniform, a hot meal each day, and their school supplies for the year. You may select a boy or a girl and you are welcome to visit your sponsored child during a visit to the area. In addition, we help sponsors keep in touch with their children through online correspondence and sponsors are welcome to send gifts to their children for their birthdays and the Easter and Christmas holidays.

Shipping Fees for Farm Equipment Needed

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A national program that supplied food for the schools in our region closed this year. This left us with an urgent need of resources to feed the children in our schools. To fill that void, as well as provide the Fond-des-Blancs community with increased food production, income, and job opportunities, an Agricultural Coop venture will begin in early 2014. The project, which will ultimately include production on 100 acres, has already received encouraging support through a couple of successful pilot projects, local participation, and the generous contributions of materials by several donors. However, we still need approximately $70,000 for shipping and custom fees to get all the farm equipment, generators, storage containers, etc. to the farm.