Your gift to St. Joseph Worker Foundation will enable us to help the poor of Haiti in three ways:
- by providing scholarships so needy children can attend school,
- by helping the sick pay their medical expenses,
- and by offering emergency assistance to those in desperate need.
For more than 30 years our student sponsor program and emergency assistance with medical and basic living needs have helped hundreds of families, but there are always many more needing assistance. Your gift to St. Joseph Worker Foundation will help us continue to care for the people of Haiti.
Rent: Rose just finished secondary/high school. She has been living on the street. She and her mother could not afford the rent: $600 per year.
Rent, Money for Commerce: Rotina has six children. Her husband is in the Dominican Republic looking for work. She needs $325 for rent and would like money to do commerce so she cans support her family: $200.
Eye Exam, Glasses: Shessie is 11 years old and in 6th grade. She needs $250 for an eye exam and glasses.
Medication: Djimy’s arm was badly burned in an accident. He needs medications costing $40. He also walks 45 minutes each day to and from school, so he would like a bicycle: $125.
Operation: Merline needs money for an operation: $285.
Eye exam, Glasses: Lussiandro is 14 years old and in 7th grade. He needs $200 for an eye exam and glasses.
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Rebuild home: Their mud home is deteriorating. They need about $2500 to rebuild their home.
Money for commerce: Dulia is a talented, capable woman who has suffered through illness and hard times. She requests money so that she can do commerce and support herself: $200.
Money for commerce: Viola cares for 8 children, most of them orphans of relatives who have died. She requests money for commerce so she can support them: $200.
Money for commerce: Flamessia is the big sister who cares for several younger brothers and sisters. Their parents are deceased. She says she needs tin to fix a leaky roof, and the price of food, transportation, etc. keep rising. She requests money to do commerce so she can cover those expenses.
Professional School: Merlande needs help to learn “tourism” at a professional school so she can work in a hotel. The two year program costs $360 per year.
Work in Canada: Magdala wants to participate in a program that would enable her to work in Canada and support her family. Including passport, transportation and inscription, the cost is $2500.
University Studies: Wilton is a talented student who would like to study at UTESA University in Santiago, Dominican Republic. The cost for his visa, travel, tuition, room and board is $2400 per year, or half that for one 6-month session.
Phone charging equipment: Beekant requests a loan so he can purchase equipment, including an inverter, battery, solar panel, controller and cables, to provide charging for cell phones: $1924.
Provide Emergency Assistance with Medical or Basic living needs
The average person in Haiti survives on less than $1 US per day, putting many basic necessities out of reach for the Haitian people. People struggle to feed their families the basics of rice and beans. While food costs have increased in the US, in Haiti they have doubled, tripled, or even quadrupled. More and more people come to us hungry each time we visit. While doctors are available in Haiti, patients must pay up front for their tests and treatment. Despite being less expensive than medical costs in developed countries, a $30 fee for x-rays and medicine is often too much. Eyeglasses are similar in cost to the US, often costing $200-$300 or more. People must often wait months or years until they save a few hundred dollars for a necessary surgery. Often, they never get the surgery at all.
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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.