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Our Ladies at Se Pa Pe’Pe’

Four young Haitian women needed to do something to feed their families, and the Help for Haiti team had an idea to help. So, we worked with the women to create a shoe and clothing business, and they named it Se Pa Pe’Pe’. In Creole, Se Pa Pe’Pe’ means “It is Not Used- It’s New.” Se Pa Pe’Pe’ is Help

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Student Spotlight: Meet Vil Mariette

Hello Friends, Way back in October of 2015 (yes, we know it seems ages ago), Jim traveled down to Haiti to present the 2015 Academic Achievement awards to the top scorers of the National Exam in the Marmalade School. These awards are part of our ongoing initiative in Marmalade to feed and educate the schoolchildren so they grow to become

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Will You Take the Challenge to Ride for Hunger?

As winter completely overtakes New England, we can’t help but look ahead to March and the Pan-Florida Challenge. We are thrilled to exchange the icy cold for two full days of cycling in sunny Florida, as we continue our efforts to raise money to provide meals for hungry children in Haiti. As the excitement around the third annual ride quickly

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The People of Haiti are Speaking Up; Are You Listening?

So often, we (that is, American citizens) get caught up in the messages of mainstream media that position Haiti as a helpless, hopeless country desolated by natural disasters and extreme poverty. It is portrayed as a country completely dependent on benevolent, foreign organizations, whose future is solely determined by the amount of externally sourced relief it is given day-to-day, year-to-year. This

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Our First Five Years: Celebrating What God Has Done

Feed. Educate. Employ. It has been five whole years, and these three words have stood the test of time through every moment of Help for Haiti’s journey. These words hold within them hundreds of stories of trials and triumphs, representing all that we have accomplished and all that we hope to achieve in the coming years. They consistently drive our

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Hope Seeds Brings Prospects of Self-Sustaining School System

Hello Friends,  We are thankful that we are able to bring you such good news from Jim’s last trip to Haiti. As you know, our Academic Achievement Awards ceremony and celebration was a great success, and we are continuing to strengthen the bond between the Marmelade church-school and its surrounding community, supporting our goal of creating a self-sustaining school system.

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2015 Academic Achievement Awards in Haiti

In 2013, Help for Haiti launched an initiative to emphasize the importance of continuous education, and to reward students for their diligence in the classroom. This week we will be honoring the students of the Marmelade school in Haiti for their hard work and measurable success! In July of every year, Haiti’s Ministry of Education administers a national exam to

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Year End Update and 2015 Food Pack

Every year since 2011, we have sent over 130,000 meals, or about 20,000 pounds of food, to hungry kids in Marmalade Haiti. For 2015 we are setting a new goal of over 150,000 meals. 150,000 meals mean 150,000 times next year a child in Haiti who arrives at our school very hungry will get a hot meal for lunch. We

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The Ride for Hunger

A child who arrives at school famished is unable to concentrate on their school work no matter how good the teacher is at teaching. In rural Haiti, most kids show up at school hungry after a long walk to their school and no breakfast. At our school in Marmalade, Haiti every student is fed a nutritious lunch every day. Our

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A New School Year … Kindergarten to College Freshman

    As Restoration School in Marmalade prepares to open for the new school year, a fresh group of four to five year olds will prepare for their first day of school.  Like here in the US, it’s an exciting day for both Mom and child.  Teachers are ready to go. One hundred boxes of food from the New Hampshire

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