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WWV January Field Update

Our most recent team from Minnesota had a BUSY week using their skills in construction, electrical engineering and much more to bless World Wide Village and the people of Haiti.  Here’s a quick run-down of the work they did in Haiti over the last week. It’s always a blessing to watch our teams work so

The Salvain Family

The Salvains are a beautiful family. Jean Leon & Marie live in rural Williamson and have six children. Wilson (16), Stephania (15), Bethania (11), Faranha (8) and Lolo (7) all attend school in Williamson each day thanks to monthly gifts like yours to the World Wide Village Student Sponsorship Program.           Jean Leon &

Change for Chickens Fundraiser

We are partnering with our friends at One Mission Fundraising this year for a creative new fundraiser for World Wide Village called “Change for Chickens!”  We just need YOUR help!  Here’s how it works: One Mission Fundraising hand-makes and sells scented soy candles packaged in fun change banks (pictured below). There are two ways to

Baby Bernardo

Photo 1: Baby Bernardo in June Edna Louis was given goats last year through the WWV goat program.  Praise God that when she went into labor prematurely last month with twins she was able to sell two of the offspring from the goats she had been given to afford to travel to a regional hospital

Anger, STD’s and Soul Care

Stories by Matt Anderson – physician from the medical team  “John’s” story:  “John” was a 19-year-old who came into the World Wide Village clinic in Haiti a bit disengaged. He complained of back pain from working a manual labor job and his eye contact was poor. As his medical exam was finishing it was proving

“She was in awe that someone cared for her.”

A story from World Wide Village supporter, Sue Masek.   Deeply ingrained in the culture of the impoverished former slave colony, the practice of poor families giving away children to wealthier acquaintances or relatives is not uncommon in Haiti.  A restavek is a child in Haiti who is sent by his or her parents to work for

Equipping and Supporting Families

A common situation in Haiti: One elderly mother, four daughters; six grandchildren; all under one roof.  Living in poverty.  Selling produce in the market their only form of income.  This was the situation of Mineze and her sister Wiselaine, when one of our teams met them during a prayer walk. Upon meeting this family, our

WWV Hurricane Relief Update – Challenge and Offer

As clean up continues in Haiti, many are still in desperate need – having lost parents, children, homes, churches and livelihoods.  Your generosity has helped us reach over 40% of our goal of $19,999 toward hurricane relief for our friends on the southern peninsula of Haiti. If you haven’t yet given, there’s still time to

A Note from WWV Medical Director

By Matt Anderson, MD (WWV Medical Director) As I read the news a couple weeks ago I couldn’t help but think about Haiti. You may have seen the articles- there were several- about a new “superbug” that had made its way to the United States for the first time. Big headlines told of this antibiotic-resistant