In honor of Mother’s Day, we are celebrating mothers in Haiti today! We hope these stories show both the resiliency of Haitian mothers, as well as the importance of your support in their lives.
There is a well-known phrase in Haiti – Madan Sara. “A Madan Sara is a woman who works tirelessly to buy, distribute and sell food and other essentials in markets throughout the country.”
“Despite the obstacles faced by these women, they are the very backbone of the Haitian economy.”
The name, Madan Sara, originates from a migratory bird of the same name. This bird is known for its endless chatter and protection of its young.
We are inspired by so many mothers in rural parts of Haiti who raise their children and run a business. “Despite hardship… the hard work of the Madan Sara puts their children through school and houses their families. It also helps to ensure a better life for generations to come.”
Two such women who are raising children and helping provide for their household are Tania Saintfleur and Marie Duperier from Luly, Haiti. Both of these mothers and their families have been blessed in different ways by your generosity!
Tania Saintfleur loves people and loves cooking. She is the mother of two boys and also cares for her aging mother.
For years, Tania has used her love of cooking to earn a living, selling delicious Haitian Fritay.
Marie Duperier is a single mom of four children who sells food staples in the market to earn a living.
She fell ill during the COVID-19 pandemic, but God answered her prayers through you!
Your support of World Wide Village is building up Tania, Marie and so many other mothers in Haiti. We hope you enjoy their stories as our way of saying thanks!
A special thanks to our Cornerstone Club members whose monthly giving provides funding for small business grants and other help to mothers and families in Haiti. Mési anpil!
We also celebrate the new babies that continue to be born at Sant Sante Espwa! Mothers are receiving wonderful medical care, counsel and love as part of the Healthy Mothers + Healthy Babies program. Thank you for making this possible!
Pictured: WWV Midwife (Magdala) and WWV Nurse (Gessica) with the most recent baby born at Sant Sante Espwa.