Have you ever wondered what your sponsored student is busy doing over summer break?  We recently interviewed our sponsored students to learn about their favorite games, favorite treats and how they help out around the house. Here’s what they said!




  • Jump rope & soccer
  • Playing with dolls & toy cars
  • Running relay games
  • Riding bikes
  • Card games 
  • Hopscotch
  • Hide & Seek
  • Marbles & jacks





  • Apples & Mangos
  • Bananas & Pineapples
  • Lollipops
  • Cake & cookies
  • Hot dogs
  • Rice & bread
  • Raisins
  • Fish & chicken




  • Hauling water
  • Washing dishes
  • Cleaning & mopping the floor
  • Making the beds
  • Cooking
  • Washing clothes
  • Dusting the furniture

Since Luly is right on the ocean, some families enjoy an afternoon swimming at the beach to escape the hot summer sun. Other children visit their grandparents and extended family who live in the mountains. It’s also a great way to escape the heat!


While summer is often a fun time for families in Haiti, it can also be difficult. For those living in poverty, the summer can be very hard in terms of hunger and physical needs.  According to Haitian tradition, a person needs strength to face the hard summer months, so they are encouraged to find a strong tree and fight against it to gain strength.


A special thanks to everyone who sponsors a student in Haiti. Your gifts are not only helping a student, but also their family and community. Summer months can be enjoyed knowing that when fall arrives, they will be back in school, able to learn and grow once again. Thank you for making this possible!