John Pierre arrived at the HOLD the Children Home in September 2013. His brother, Jean Rodly has been at the HOLD Home for nearly 3 years. Neither one of the brothers were aware that they had a sibling. It is wonderful that they are getting to know each other. Jean Pierre was living in the city of Jean Rabel with extended family. That is not always a good arrangement. Often, children are made to do heavy work. We are happy that the brothers are together.
Jean-Rodly is a kind boy who is excited to be learning in school. At His Outreach for Learning and Development, we believe education is the key to breaking the bonds of poverty. The children in the HOLD home attend school daily where we are equipping them with necessary tools and skills to be successful in life after the orphanage. This is rare because many children in Haiti never even go to school; instead they are put to work at a very young age. We have plans to transition the children into family style living in a small cottage where they will also begin learning a specific trade.
Jocelyn does a great job caring for his younger brother at the HOLD Home as well as many of the other children there. He is kind hearted and responsible. In Haiti, one third of children over the age of six never go to school, so Jocelyn is thankful he is getting an education. At HOLD the children we believe education is the key to breaking the bonds of poverty. We want to equip these children with the necessary tools and skills to be successful in life after the orphanage. You can help make a difference in the lives of these children by helping them go to school. There are several way
Jordan began attending JCSD In October 2014. He is a very quiet and shy young man. He is a good student but is often absent which causes him to fall behind the other students. Like many of the special-needs children attending JCSD, Jordan has great potential. He just needs someone to help guide him along. The staff at JCSD is very good at encouraging the students to work hard and become successful. Your support through HOLD the Children Sponsorship Program helps pay the staff and care for the kids. Would you sponsor Jordan at $30/month?
Juliana is one of more than 450,000 abandoned children in Haiti. But unlike so many, she has found safety and provision through HOLD the Children. In our HOLD the Children Home Juliana has food, clothing, medical attention, and a safe place to lay her head at night. Life in Haiti is hard and so many of these children learn to provide for themselves at a young age. Here at the Home, the children are learning responsibilities and valuable life skills, but they are also blessed to continue in their childhood. They can play and be kids without the worries of the world weighing them down.
Julienne and her sister Louisiana arrived at the HOLD the Children Home in 2012. We are very happy to have the sisters with us at the home. They are very helpful with the younger kids, especially when they are afraid. Most of us don’t realize the difficult circumstances that many of these children have been through at this young age. Life in Haiti is hard, especially for children. Most Haitian children learn to provide for themselves at very young ages. It is not uncommon to see small children carrying 5 gallon buckets of water.
Behind Junia's perfect smile is a very bright young lady who is performing well in school. She is first in her class. She’s a quick learner and eager to move onto the next subject. Junia is privileged to be putting this knowledge to good use in the classroom. The majority of children her age in Haiti do not even attend school. If they attend school at all, it may only be for a few short years before they are forced to work attempting to provide food and shelter for themselves. Here at the HOLD Home Junia is able to excel in school and not worry about where she will get food or where s
Kovenson happens to be another one of our older boys in the HOLD Home. While often more serious than most, he is helpful around the Home especially with many of the younger children. He is good at looking out for others and shows responsibility in many things that he does. He is progressing in school and will be graduating from the HOLD school there near the home in the coming months. He is very grateful for the care he receives at the orphanage and knows he is fortunate not to be living on the streets of Port de Paix. There are various ways to sponsor our children living in the HOLD H
Louisiana and her sister Julienne arrived at the HOLD the Children Home in 2012. We are very happy to have the sisters at the home. They are very helpful with the younger kids, especially when they are afraid. Most of us don’t realize the difficult circumstances that many of these children have been through at this young age. Life in Haiti is hard, especially for children. Most Haitian children learn to provide for themselves at very young ages. It is not uncommon to see small children carrying 5 gallon buckets of water.
Marthe-Lourdie is one of our older children in the HOLD the Children Home.
Naica is fun-loving young lady who enjoys getting attention. She is silly and likes to laugh and have a good time. She often looks out for many of those younger than herself, acting as an older sister to many of the children in the Home. These kids truly do love one another like family. This is their family. Naica is grateful to be well cared for here; many girls her age in Haiti are struggling to get by. Some have even been sent to live with other more wealthy families to work for the family as a servant. Naica is getting a valuable education while learning all about the love of Chr
Naichanie was living a very difficult life in Port de Paix prior to her being rescued by Pastor Francklin. Naichanie was able to come to the HOLD the Children Home because several residents were reunited with extended families. It is not uncommon for young childen to become house servants by families that take them in. Often this is very difficult for the child. Fortunately, Naichanie was able to escape the role of a servant in Port de Paix. HOLD the Children Home provides hope and a future to children like Naichanie.
Nerline is grateful to be living in the HOLD the Children Home and attending school there as well. In Haiti 1/3 of girls over the age of 6 never go to school. Nerline is receiving a good education at school as well as learning responsibilities as a resident of the orphanage. She works hard, but is still able to be a child. Unlike many children in Haiti, Nerline does not have to worry about where her next meal will come from or where she will go to sleep at night. She can rest peacefully with a strong roof over her head. Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the Americas, but Nerlin
Nickeisha Began School in January 2015. She is the newest student at the school. All of the students and the staff are making Nickeisha feel welcomed and loved at JCSD. Nickeisha needs to be sponsored. Would you consider supporting JCSD by sponsoring Nickeisha fo $30/month?
Odeus Watson is so happy to learn to read and write. Odeus especially likes when his teacher, Mr. Bernard Kesnel, reads to the class. Someday Odeus wants to be able to read books by himself. Education of its children is critical for the future of Haiti. More than 50% of Haiti is iliterate and because of that education is not viewed as important. Anacius Joseph is helping break the unacceptable illiteracy rate in Haiti through the Jean Renaud Mahotiere school in Capva. Odeus and the other children of Capva are learning.
Renise has been at the HOLD Home since 2012. She has always been well behaved and a big help with the younger children. She can often be seen consoling one of the younger children or helping the staff with a chore. Many Haitian children are forced to share household responsibilities at a young age, but Renise enjoys helping with daily chores.
Resamie arrived at the Orphanage in September, 2013. She had been living with neighbors in the city of Port de Paix. Like many children in Haiti, Resamie was treated very poorly by the family she was living with. Because several children at the HOLD Home recently were reunited with family, room became available for Resamie to be accepted into the Home. She is very friendly and likes to play with the other children.
Jamaican Christian School for the Deaf is Rhayanna's first experience in a formal school environment. JCSD reaches out to children with many different physical disabilities, not just hearing deficiencies. Rhayanna is a slow learner and easily distracted. She seems to learn more from her peers than in the classroom. She likes to imitate the actions of other kids. Often JCSD is the first time many of the students have attended school.
Rodeline-Safira is a bright girl who looks forward to her time at school. She, like many of the other children in our HOLD home, has been through rough times and is thankful to be living under a dependable roof with other children her age. In Haiti, it is not uncommon for underprivileged families to sell their child to a wealthy family to become a house servant. This happens as young as five years old. Here at the HOLD Home we are able to give these children back their childhood without fear of becoming a servant. There are several different ways to support the incredible ministry at t
Rose-Merlove arrived at the HOLD the Children Home in February 2012 and has become very comfortable with the other children. Like so many of the children at the Home, she came from a very abusive life in Port de Paix. We are grateful that she was able to come to the HOLD Home. Would you consider helping suppot Rose Merlove? There are 4 ways to sponsor her. Choose the one that best fits your budget.
Sageline was living in the coastal city of Gonaives. She was abandoned by her family in September of 2013 and then brought to the HOLD the Children Home by a local pastor. This is why the HOLD Orphanage was built, to rescue children that are abandoned or abused. We are grateful for the opportunity to bring Sageline to a safe place where she can enjoy life as a child. Raising and caring for Sageline and the other children at the Home is costly. You can share in the expense of caring for the children by sponsoring Sageline. There are 3 levels in which you can sponsor Sageline.
Looking at Samuel’s beautiful bright smile, you would never know what a rough road he has traveled at such a young age. In Haiti, nearly 5% of the country’s population is orphans, totaling over 450,000 children. Samuel was orphaned as a young child and has come through so much. We are blessed to have him with us at the HOLD the Children Home. Here he is able to attend school, getting a good education, and most importantly he now knows of God’s great love for him. Samuel has a safe place to lay his head at night and does not have to worry about where his next meal will come from. You
Sarah-Lee’ has the ability to do well in school but needs special attention to stay focused. She is a joy to be around and is especially courteous and friendly. She is a little too talkative during school which distracts her and the other kids in her class. Sarah-Lee and the other children at JCSD rely on help from people like HOLD the Children sponsors to be able to attend school. HOLD is a child advocacy program that helps kids go to school. Would you consider sponsoring Sarah-Lee?
Sendy was one of the first children to arrive at the HOLD the Children Home. He was admitted to the Home in March of 2010, only a few months after the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Sendy, now one of the veterans of the HOLD Home, is very helpful with the little children. It is a very admirable characteristic in Haitian children. They look after each other, especially the younger ones. Sendy and the other children living at the HOLD Home attend school at the HOLD sponsored school located adjacent to the Home.
Tyler arrived in school at Jamaican Christian School for the Deaf in October 2015. He is fun loving and enjoys playing with the other children. Tyler lives with a loving family. Most of the JCSD students stay at the school Monday thru Friday but Tyler commutes daily to and from school. He likes playing with puzzles and matching games. Children like Tyler have a much greater chance of becoming productive Jamaican citizens when they are able to be in school at an early age. Thank you for supporting Tyler and JCSD through the HOLD sponsorship program.
Vania lives in the tent city of Capva. She moved there with her family after the earthquake in 2010. Vania is glad that she can go to Jean Renaud Mahotiere School near her tent home. Many of the other children in her community do not attend school because they must work or becaue they are not encouraged by family to attend. Vania likes to sing and someday wants to be a famous singer. She knows that she needs to get an education for that to be possible. HOLD the Children supports the school in Capva and visits the school regularly.
Waschneider fits in well with the other boys and girls of the HOLD Home. His large smile brings joy to anyone’s face. He is quiet and kind. He enjoys singing and reads well for his age. Looking into his beautiful eyes, you would never know the difficult circumstances he has been through at such a young age. Life in Haiti is hard, especially for children, but thankfully Waschneider is with us in the HOLD Home where he can continue to be a child. He is attending school, learning responsibilities and social skills, but is able to continue being the carefree young man he was made to be.
This guy, Widley, is such an entertainer! He keeps things lively at the HOLD Home and can usually be found in the middle of a group putting smiles on their cute faces with silly jokes and dance moves. He likes to dance and listen to music and one of his signature trademarks are his shorts pants…There are plenty of clothes to go around at the Home, but for whatever reason, Widley likes to wear pants that end just above his ankles! He is a valuable part of the close-knit family at the HOLD Home and we are thankful he is with us. He is a quick learner and a good reader. Whenever our teams
Widley, one of the few children in the Home that shares his name with another young man there, is mature for his age and is a quick learner. When groups come to visit the HOLD Home, he loves using their digital cameras. He’s actually a decent photographer and it did not take him long to learn how to adjust settings and change the focus. He’s a bright boy! He’s a good reader and he even knows a few English words and phrases. He’s pretty serious for the most part; you have to work hard to catch him smiling, but it does happen!
Wiljina arrived at the HOLD orphanage in September 2013. She had been living with neighbors in the city of Saint Marc. Like many children in Haiti, Wiljina was treated very poorly by the family. There were several HOLD children that were recently reunited with family which made room available at the Orphanage for Wiljina. We are very happy that Wiljina was able to join the other kids at the HOLD Home. She has adjusted very well.