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Story of One: Jacque, Haiti

Jacque, 14, has just shown up at his school outside of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, but he isn’t here to learn today. “I’m here to eat,” he says.

Jacque frequently comes to the school on days he doesn’t have class just so he can get a nutritious meal provided by Convoy of Hope and its partners.

“Jacque has no guarantee there is food at home, so he comes here,” says Baltazar, who runs the school. “It’s a blessing he can come here.”

Jacque lives in poverty with his mother and three siblings. His mother doesn’t work, so food is scarce at home. “I feel bad to not have food at home,” he says. “I sometimes ask the neighbor for food, or I come here where I can eat.”

Convoy of Hope and its partners have been providing food for 256 Haitian children in this school for two years.

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Clean, filtered water (left.) Filthy, disease-causing water (right.) Clean, filtered water (left.) Filthy, disease-causing water (right.)

A very welcomed email

If the Convoy of Hope logo has talked to you on social media it was probably me. I can honestly say it’s not just a job, it’s a passion. That aside, even the most passionate person can tire of staring at a computer screen. A few days after World Water Day I was nearing screen glare overload when I opened an email that blasted through the 3 o’clock funk like an espresso powered locomotive.

I started to read an email titled “5 Great iPhotos” from Karl and Ann, two of our field associates in Haiti. I’ve done my best to summarize their very welcomed email below.

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Story of One: Bonifast, Haiti

When the large metal gate opens to a Convoy of Hope-sponsored orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, children rush to greet visiting Convoy of Hope staff. One particular little boy makes his way to the front of the group and cracks a smile when he recognizes the group.

Bonifast has come a long way in the last year and a half. When Convoy of Hope staff first met Bonifast, he was covered in his own waste and was severely malnourished. Haiti was still in immediate recovery mode after the 2010 earthquake and Bonifast seemed to be falling through the cracks.

But after being taken care of by an orphanage where Convoy of Hope provides food, Bonifast is healthy, happy and now has a future ahead of him.

“It’s because of our many supporters that we’re able to report on the progress Bonifast has made and we are extremely grateful for that,” says Hal Donaldson, president of Convoy of Hope. “We hope to continue to be able to provide for Bonifast and children just like him around the world.”

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