About St Joseph the Worker Foundation
St. Joseph Worker Foundation, Inc. was established in 2000 to bring hope and support to the people of Haiti. We provide for the education of children and young adults through our Student Sponsorship Program. We also help with medical expenses and basic living needs of children and families in Haiti.
Until recently the man who made our program work was Fr. Joachim Anantua, better known as “Fr. Tijwa.” He was loved and respected by all who knew him. His smiling face and infectious love for Haiti inspired us, our students, and everyone he met. After many years of struggling with diabetes, Fr. Tijwa died suddenly on February 7, 2019 at the age of 74. We have suffered a tremendous loss. His friendship and personality made him someone who simply could not be replaced. While no one can take his place, we are happy to have found someone willing to help us continue our ministry to the poor of Haiti.
Fr. Michelin Pierre, pastor of the Cathedral Parish of Cap-Haitian, has graciously agreed to distribute to those in need the money provided by our sponsors and supporters. Fr. Michelin will work with Rose-Michel Joseph, a young Haitian woman and former student who was sponsored through our organization, to coordinate our program in Haiti. Together they will maintain contact with our students and families, and distribute the money provided for them as needed. They will also be our contacts for any unexpected needs or emergencies that may arise. Despite the loss we feel at the death of Fr. Tijwa, we are confident Fr. Michelin and Rose-Michel will enable us to continue reaching out with love to Haiti’s poor and needy.
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St. Joseph The Worker is committed to the people of Haiti. You can assist with the personal and educational development of individuals and groups in Haiti. The Foundation also provides care and relief for Haiti's medically ill and impoverished. Please consider a donation using the PayPal link below.