BACK TO HAITI — What if your child's education cost 20-70% of your annual income? Would you still send him to school — could you?

As the second anniversary of Haiti's massive earthquake approaches (Jan. 12), we're taking a look at the work God accomplished through Food for the Hungry in the past year.

I'm no math whiz. Trust me. But it's not too hard to figure out why so many Haitian children go uneducated when school costs $75-250 a year, and the average person's income is less than one dollar a day….

Education in Haiti is incredibly expensive,
so FH finds creative ways to send kids to school.

300 children classified as “vulnerable” by their communities now will go to school for a year, thanks to a partnership between FH and local leaders. In exchange for the kids' education, FH provided several schools with benches, books, tables and other materials that will continue to serve students for many years to come.

FH helped remodel this school in the community of Cachiman.

55 preschool kits — including story books, white and colored paper, crayons, paints, brushes, modeling clay, chalk, puzzles, construction blocks, and teaching tools — were provided to 30 communities who had no such supplies.

Also in the past year, FH gave 5,674 of these Hope Packs,
supplemented with culturally appropriate learning tools,
to families with students in need.

Moving forward, FH is committed to building strong relationships with local schools and government leaders in an effort to boost Haiti's education system. Local FH staff are working to ensure the accreditation of schools, improve the training of teachers, and create remedial classes for out-of-school children.

Students enjoy their new backpacks.

To support this and other programs that provide education for children born into extreme poverty, please consider joining Poverty 180's Education cause for only $9 a month!


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