Today 679 Children Face Losing Their School
Education is seen as a foundational building block for a child to be successful. Haitian mothers and fathers have the same desire for seeing their children grow up to be successful in life. They understand that education is one of the keys.
For these peasant farm families, it is common that 100% of what they can earn in cash is used to buy food for the family. That leaves nothing for expenses that come from raising children. The Haitian government does what it can to meet the educational needs, but the reality is that the needs greatly exceed the resources available. Children in the more remote rural places have little opportunity to learn and grow into successful adults.
For more than 30 years Star of Hope has stepped in, assisting local communities and churches to meet this shortage of educational opportunity. Our friends in Scandinavia have been generous in their help. As you well know, prices of everything are on a relentless climb upward. Our current base of sponsors has simply not been able to keep up with these increased costs.
Star of Hope Haiti has made the difficult, but correct, decision that quality is of more value than quantity. They have chosen two schools that will lose our help in order to increase the assistance to the remaining 5 schools.
679 Children in Marigot and Bois Negresse will lose their access to education unless we step up and help. We can come together to solve this problem. Sponsors who help with a $30 monthly pledge ($360 yr) can keep one of these children in school.
Our Newsletter that has just been mailed to our donors. This has more information as well as a letter they can send to someone they know telling that friend that they are donors/sponsors and showing them how they can help too.
Will you help us find 679 sponsors? To request for some of these Ask a Friend letters you can send out, just reply to this e-mail and I will make sure you receive as many copies as you can use. Maybe you could help a child in this way.
The need is 679 sponsors. Right now we have 154. That means we still need 525. Please help. Let's keep these schools open.
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