We support the people of Haiti! I have been to Haiti four times. Each time, I am amazed by the strength of the people, especially with the hardships they have to endure. The last time we were in Haiti, we were able to connect with Stephane Alphonse, who runs The Alphonse Brothers Foundation, along with his brother, Jacques. These two young men are among the most genuine, honest, hardworking people I have ever met in Haiti. We have trusted them with our money time and time again, and it has ALWAYS gone where it was allocated. Stephane has been offered a life in the United States many times, but he has always turned it down, as it is his dream to help his people. Stephane would like to open and run soup kitchens in Haiti, and he has been to the States many times to study how these work, including a large one in New Jersey; this concept supported by New Jersey native Jon Bon Jovi. Stephane personally helped a woman who was enslaved her whole life go from living in a shack to this lovely home in Kenscoff (a town outside Port-au-Prince). While the home itself is being paid for by two families sharing the costs ($1000 USD/year), it was Stephane who took this woman and her son around to find the home, it was Stephane who negotiated the rent, it was Stephane who ensured that new doors and windows were put on the house, and it was Stephane who tirelessly shopped for all the supplies this family would need, such as beds, a table and chairs, cooking utensils and a stove, and much more. Supporting a family in Haiti is EASY! This Haitian woman is now free to live the rest of her life for herself; she and her son now have food every month; and the woman's son was even helped to start a goat husbandry business this month!
Do you want to help sponsor a family in Haiti? For only $60/month USD, you can support a family with a full month of food! If you would like to pay for rent for a year, the cost starts at $500/year USD - a fraction of what we pay here. They will have a roof over their heads, and be sheltered from the storms and dark at night. You can even help a family become self-sufficient, by helping them start a business. Some of the examples are selling charcoal, selling laundry soap and items, selling clothes and sandals, and raising goats for milk and food. All of these start-up costs are only $300 USD!
Many children in Haiti die before their first birthday. If they survive to age five, that is a blessing. If you would like to sponsor a single child, that is easy, too! One of the biggest problems in Haiti is the illiteracy rate. Sponsoring a child for food is only $30/month USD. If you would like to support them by paying for their education, it is only $180/year USD - and this includes all their supplies - backpack, books, uniform, and shoes!
This village was in one of the poorest areas of Haiti. With every rain and storm, homes were constantly being flooded, and garbage, mud, and rats were flowing through the homes - and entire village. Clearly, unsanitary conditions like this leads to disease and death. Children were dying from the waters flooding, and also from severe malnutrition. The Alphonse Brothers were able to secure heavy equipment and materials. They cleaned up the entire village, and added a large canal and bridge. They also put in street lights. Not only do they provide light at night (when many places either have limited hours of power during the day, or none at all), it provides a safety feature. A street light is a very desirable asset in communities like this right now - and they are only $140/USD! On top of all this, it is Haitians who are being hired to do the work, which allows them to help support their families. There are many ways that you can help a village. You can sponsor a Sunday meal for the entire village for $200 USD; you can buy "pantry food" for the village for $500/month USD; or you can go big and provide a general fund for Sustainable Resources projects: building houses, wells, canals/bridges, and support the school. Projects like this get off the ground with $2000 USD.
When you sponsor or support a CHILD, a FAMILY, or a VILLAGE, you will always be given before and after pictures, taken by Stephane and Jacques themselves! They personally oversee EVERY project you donate to!
Click on the icons above to contact Stephane directly, or you can donate through me!