My name is Lindor J Wadlor. I am 14 years old, and I live in a very remote village in La Vallee, located near Jacmel, Haiti. Jacmel is the capital on the South East of the Island on Haiti. La Vallee is in the mountainous area where the hurricanes hit too often, usually in September or October. Mangoes are the most popular trees around my village; I like them even though they are not the best quality on the market.
I am living in an extended family of twenty-two. I can see you are smiling on me. I wanted to say that life is not easy for me. I would like to live in a smaller group but I don’t have the choice.
My dad is a small farmer and my mom doest not have a job. Since my dad does not make a lot of money, paying my school fees is always a burden for him. I would like to be a mechanic when I get old. I am working hard towards my goal! My dream is to complete my high school. Often times I wonder, will I be able to make it? I am praying on a daily basis asking god to help me. I wish I will get an answer.
God bless everyone,
18 MAY 2010Below is an excerpt from La Vallee Alliance's most recent newsletter. If you are interested in contributing to their sports uniforms/school supplies drive and/or their school kitchen project, please visit the La Vallee Alliance website here . -- Dear Friends of LaVallee Alliance, Thank you again for your interest and support of our efforts to help the people of LaVallee de Jacmel, Haiti. As you can see from the note from Florine, your donations are making a real difference in the lives of LaVallee students. We have several new projects underway to tell you about! We are excited to be planning our trip to Haiti, scheduled for the second week of June. We have been meeting with key members of the NGO community here in D.C. involved in the Haitian relief efforts and plan to meet with their counterparts in Port au Prince. We hope to partner with these larger organizations, draw attention to our mountainous rural community, and learn from their expertise as we plan our future programs...
12 MAY 2010Givology recently received this letter from Lindor, which was forwarded to us by La Vallee Alliance, our partner in Haiti. -- Words cannot express how thankful I am for your help. Since I have a big family and only my dad works, it was really hard for me to go to school. But with my tuition for this year paid by you, I am looking forward to going to class everyday and to learn as much as I can. I know how fortunate I am and I promise to work hard to get really good grades so you are proud of me. You will always be in my prayers. Thank you. -- Please message him back to show your continued support!
14 APR 2010La Vallee recently provided the following update on the school: --- Antonica shared with us the urgent need of getting the children back to school as quickly as possible. Thanks to all of you, much progress has already been made. Last week we wired funds collected at our event to the team in Haiti, and the next day construction began on a temporary structure to house 610 students at St. Paul’s School. Thanks to donations we have continued to receive over the past several weeks, we were able to send additional funds last week to complete this temporary school building. This means students were able to return to school last week for the first time in over three months. We hope that we can replicate this project for the numerous other schools that have been damaged in LaVallee. Here are pictures of the St. Paul’s School project, showing construction underway and the completed temporary school building. The La Vallee team The students Under construction The need continues to grow as stu...
20 MAR 2010Please click on the link below for an update from the field: LaVallee Update