Monday, May 12, 2008

Haitian Schools

We have just decided to sponsor a little girl from Haitian Roots. Haitian Roots is an organization started by an adoptive mom that I know. Actually the second person I talked to after finding Lilly! It is ran by finding sponsors for children in Haiti so that they can attend school. Haiti has no public school system. The children there have to pay to go to school. The also have to buy their own books and uniforms. This program matches you with a child and for only $250 a year you can pay for their school. It also may be the only decent meal the kids get all day.
When you are living on an average of $100 a month $250 a year is a ton of money. But in America it is less than adding cream cheese to your bagel everyday.
Anyway here is the website if anyone is interested. The country of Haiti gave us our Princess Lilly so I think it is only right to help the rest of the kids out.

http://www.haitianroots.com/index.php

Heidi

2 comments:

Dori's Mommy (Diana) said...

Hi! I found your blog through Diaper Swap. We have a little girl from China too. You have a lovely family!

Diana

stephanie garcia said...

Hi Heidi, I found your blog through the adoption.com forums. I was amazed at your Haiti timeline because it was so quick! We are adopting two little boys and our documents are in first legalization right now. We are praying for a smooth and speedy process as well!