Here is the first in a series of blogs. We asked our in-country Director Ripha to talk to each child for updates. These will be directly from the child and interpreted by Ripha. We hope these will give each of you more insight into the life of all the kids in Leve Project.
My name is Dazimillah Deronette. I’m 12 years old. I live with my father, my stepmother, one brother and one sister. I go to Deraka Elementary school. I am in 6th grade. My favorite color is green and my favorite subjects are Math and kreol(Our language).
In my family we are 5 people. I am the oldest kid. My mother comes to visit us very often. I don’t have a lot of friends, those I have are classmates and also my brother Job. I go to church sometimes.
Everyday, before I go to school ,I do dishes and also at night after dinner. I always do my homework right after class just in case there is no electricity. I go out to get water when it's over. We use it for cooking, to drink and laundry.
My school is not far from my house, but it is not easy to go when its raining. We have to wait for the rain to stop, and when it does we can leave home for school because we walk there.
Sometimes our shoes get wet because there is water everywhere on the street, and sometimes we fall in the water while trying to jump on the rocks.
I like going to Leve Project / Soledha every Saturday because I am learning about Jesus, spending time with the other kids and sharing a meal. Before I go ,I do my laundry and also my brother Job's laundry, especially our uniforms. That the reason why I am late most the time.
I am very thankful for all your help and so is my family.
As another year is coming to an end, we reflect on all of the blessings we have received. We realize this has been one of the best years ever for Leve Project and the kids in the program. Here are some of the highlights:
The most important thing that happened in 2018 is that the kids love Jesus more and more, and are continuing to grow in their faith. We know that EVERYTHING that happened in 2018 is because of Him. Our prayer is that each and every one of these kids accept Jesus as their savior, and are filled with the Holy Spirit. That they are lights in their homes and communities, shining bright for all to see!
On a personal note, I am very thankful that God allows us to help. Each time I think about Haiti, my heart is filled with incredible joy, knowing that this is exactly what God wants us to do. As long as we continue to follow Him, the Project will thrive and continue to change the population of Heaven and Hell. We work with great people, who all have this common goal of helping these kids become the best they can be. We love these kids, and can't wait to see what God has planned for them!
Although 2018 is almost over, now is a great time to donate to Leve Project. You can still give and get a tax deduction for 2018. Please click the Donate Now button to give. Here are a few other ways you can give to Leve Project.
Thank you all for your support, and we are very excited to see what 2019 has in store!!!!!!!!
So, another school year is almost complete for our kids. A huge thank you to everyone who has supported us and continues to support us. We just got back from Haiti and here is some of what we accomplished:
We are still in need of sponsorship for 14 kids. ONLY 14 KIDS!!!!! We can do this!!!! The reality is that only the sponsored kids will be able to begin school next year. The unsponsored ones are in serious jeopardy of missing at least some school. The school fees continue to go up each year, and for some of the kids, it has almost doubled. What that means is that some of the extra funds we had do not go as far as they once did. Please consider sponsoring one of these kids today. Just go to the Sponsor a Child page and pick one of the available kids .
Check out the videos below to see the kids playing with some of the games we brought with us on this trip. Thank you to everyone who donated them.
Here is a short video we created to help show who we are and what we do. Let me know what you think. We still have some kids that need sponsorship, please help and sponsor today!
We will be arriving in Haiti on 11/2/17, and the purpose of the trip is the completion of the Leve/SOHLADAD house. It is so important to have a solid foundation, both spiritually and physically. This house will be both types of foundations for the entire program.
We can not complete this without your help. $10,500 is needed to complete the house.
Will you please consider clicking "donate now" today, right now, and donate $50, $100 or any amount to help us complete the Leve/Soledha House?
Just after writing this, we were informed that the Duroc's need to leave their current rental by December 1st. Their daughter, Ruth has been having health issues due to something in the current home they are living in. Now it is even more important for us to complete their house.
Check out the latest video and pictures of the kids getting their supplies . This is ALL due to you!!!!! Thank you for sponsoring these kids and giving them the possibility of a future. We still have some kids left, click the link below to choose your child.
June 1, 2017 marked International Children's Day and the children of SOLEDHA in Demontruille, Haiti joined in the celebration! The day came about back in 1925 when world leaders gathered in Switzerland to discuss children's rights and well being. The SOLEDHA family helped to bring about awareness this year with a march through their town, then gathered together for a special meal.
No doubt, there are numerous concerns for the well being of children worldwide; poverty, lack of education, malnutrition, neglect and even abuse. So many issues can feel overwhelming. How can one person possibly tackle it all? But here at Leve Project we have an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of these 30 children with SOLEDHA. Through child sponsorship, mission trips and general donations, you too can join with us to help give these children opportunities to overcome! Visit the SPONSOR A CHILD or MISSION TRIPS page or click on the link below to donate today. Together with the Grace of God, we can impact the lives of children to help them rise above.
Hi Everyone -
Registration is now open for our November 2017 Trip. The tentative dates are 11/6-11/13.
Clairmise, a sweet, gracious young lady who lives with 11 other people in a home smaller than a two-car garage. She dreams of becoming a police officer one day. A goal that we in North America would find easy to achieve with a little hard work and determination. While Clairmise is a determined young lady, the challenges she faces to achieve this goal are difficult to comprehend. Challenges like, paying for school, books, uniforms and testing fees. Having enough food to stay healthy and alert in school. Her father has a small garden that helps provide food for his family and the community. While the recent hurricane Matthew destroyed all the crops in October, by God's grace and hard work, the garden is starting to grow again. But it is not enough to provide for all those living in the home. Clairmise and her family need our help. For only $37.00 a month, you can help make sure that Clairmise can attend school with all the necessities and have at least one hot meal a week at Bible club SOLEDHA. Sponsors will receive periodic updates and information about the child, translated communications from the child directly, as well as opportunities to join Leve Project on mission trips to meet the children.
Help put Clairmise on the path of education that can break the cycle of poverty in her future and for her family. Click on the Sponsor a Child link above to read more about Clarimise Jean-Phillipe and others like her to become a child sponsor today!
This will be a great Christmas for the Duroc family!!! Their house build is well on its way to being completed. This will put them in the center of the village they serve, and they will soon be a permanent light in a very dark area. A special thank you to Kris & Val Byrd, Chris & Karin York, David & Jennifer Rikli, and The Rikli Family Fund of the St. Louis Community Foundation; without your generous donations this would not be possible!!