…… we handed them their winners’ trophy, crowned the “Freshmen King & Queen” and took in some weighty presentations from students topped off by performances from local cultural groups.
Only because of the most GENEROUS support coming from each and every one of our donors was any of this possible!
Bellabe is an advocate of UNIF’s grassroots philosophy, “A great country is built from the bottom up. Helping each rural community to have a team of professionals working along with them is powerful to me”.
Bellabe’s goal is for the World to know about UNIF and, in turn, to bring the World to the students and faculty …..
In October, six years after the 2010 earthquake claimed the life of one Sister and a child from the orphanage, Sister Claudette, like many others in Fondwa had to call forth her resilience once again. The Sisters’ modest home, built after the 2010 earthquake, was destroyed as well as their small chapel and gardens.
“Father Joseph says by the nature of his work that everybody matters when it comes to receiving an education or access to healthcare and social programs—regardless of religion, occupation or economic class,” Buddy explains. “And when we do the right thing for the right reason, without expecting anything in return, the whole world becomes a better place.”
When Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti on October 4th, the fall crops in Fondwa were nearly ready to harvest. In just a few hours, the high winds and torrential rains felled trees, killed livestock and washed away most of the fields in Fondwa and the surrounding communities. Included in those who lost their fields were 80 farmers who had planted heirloom seeds.