Thursday, May 11, 2017

Clara needs a sponsor in Haiti

This is Clara Bien-Aime. The PID social worker says that every day, Clara's mom wakes up at dawn to go get plantains to sell in the streets, carrying them up to 14 hours on a basin on her head, and will sometimes have to sell until 8 or 9:00 at night in order to be able to pay back the money she borrowed in order to buy the plantains in the first place. Then she gets up the next morning and does this whole exhausting routine again. Sending her daughter Clara to school is a far away dream, and Clara did not go to school at all this year.

If you can help Clara's parents send her to school, please log onto our website and Click "donate". Clara's full info is:

Clara Bien-Aime
Age: 7
Child Sponsorship number: H1030

Happy Mother's Day from Guatemala

Happy Mothers Day to all the Moms out there! We are continually inspired by the dedication and unconditional love that the mothers we work with have for their families. Life is definitely not easy when living in extreme poverty, but these women work and love tirelessly to keep their family moving forward.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Wartburg Team arrived safely in Haiti

The Wartburg College team has arrived safely in Haiti, along with nurses Lynn and Kathy. The college students will be continuing the emergency houses in Canaan. I am looking forward to seeing their progress this week, since we already know three of the four families that will live in these houses.
The team is resting up and will start work tomorrow!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Emergency Sponsorship Needed in Guatemala

Name: Emelyn Carolina Lopez Say
DOB: August 29,2016
# 3063

Emelyn is eight months old and was born with microcephaly. Her mother became sick with the Zika virus during pregnancy which affected Emelyn’s development. Emelyn has two older brothers and two older sisters. She and her siblings live with their mother in a one room shack made out of cement blocks and wooden boards. Their house has electricity but no running water. Her father works as a day laborer but unfortunately spends most of the money he earns on alcohol. Emelyn’s father no longer lives with them ever since she was born and he blamed her mother for Emelyn’s condition. She suffers from seizures and needs to take an expensive medication to help control them.

If you are interested in sponsoring Emelyn, please visit the PID website to sign up:

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Thank you from Mackenson!!

The US office informs me that we found a sponsor for Mackenson... Thank you!!  We look forward to telling the family they will be able to put him in school this year!!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Sponsor needed in Haiti

 Mackenson has been waiting since last May to get a sponsor. He is older than the typical sponsorship child (9 years old), but his family really needs the help. Mr. Genois is moved to tears when talking about Mackenson's family's home, which is a tent with a dirt floor and a tarp for a roof.

If you'd like to help Mackenson start school next Fall, you can sponsor him today. Log onto and click "Donate". Mackson's sponsorship number is 1044. 

Name and Number:
Mackenson Edme

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Pictures from the dental clinic

Today was quite a busy day! We saw close to 75 patients. The doctors are great and are willing to see all the patients even if that means staying an extra 1 1/2 hours.