Money can’t buy happiness…but it can buy goats…which is pretty much the same thing!
Meet just a few of the families that are benefitting from your generosity and willingness to give to God’s work in Haiti through World Wide Village. Thanks to you, nine families have already received goats and training in 2018.. Goats in Haiti provide income, multiply overtime and build sustainability.
Pictured: Miloudie Simon, her seven children and Val Brass
Bill Brass, World Wide Village Board Member, along with his wife, Valerie, enjoyed a week of delivering goats and meeting the families that will benefit for years to come thanks to your generosity. Miloudie and her husband live in Williamson, Haiti and are very active in their local church.
Miloudie’s husband works as a mason in rural Williamson and they try hard to make ends meet when work is available. Their seven children are a delight and the Simon’s feel so blessed to have the opportunity to grow a goat herd that will be a safety net in hard times and a savings account when work is sparse.
Pictured: Manicia with her children
Manicia – a mother raising three small children alone – also received goats from World Wide Village recently. Manicia has been working hard to provide for her children, slowly saving money as she can to build a small house.
Thanks to your help, she will no longer live with her young children in a house with walls of blue tarp leftover from the hurricane of 2012. Instead she will live in a safe, block home that will endure tropical storms, hurricanes and earthquakes and last for years to come.
Our hope for Manicia is that her goats will continue to multiply overtime, providing security for hard times and sustainability for the future.
Pictured: Manicia with the WWV team that helped build her new home
Pictured: Val Brass with Madame
Turning 65 in Haiti does not mean access to Medicare and Social Security. It does not mean pensions and savings accounts. Age 65 in Haiti means that you have lived three years longer than the average person, as the life expectancy in Haiti is only 62 years of age.
For Madame, it means that she is no longer able to work and must rely on her children and grandchildren to care for her. While she has an army of grandchildren, she hates to be a burden when times are hard and work is sparse.
Soon, as Madame’s goats begin to have kids and start to multiply, she will be able to contribute financially to her family so she no longer feels that she is a burden and instead feels like she can help provide a future for her grandchildren. Thank you for giving her the opportunity to bless her family.