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Guetchnie Joseph

Age: 8
Ecole Baptiste Conservatrice of Quit Croit Bongar

About me:

Bonjour! My name is Guetchnie Joseph. My birthday is October 3, 2011. My mother works in the family garden. My father is a mountain vegetable farmer. I have 1 brother(s) and 0 sister(s).

About my country:

I live in the beautiful country of Haiti, which is located on the western side of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola. Because of its tropical climate, Haiti is hot and humid for the majority of the year, with the mountain regions experiencing cooler temperatures and seasonal weather variation.

Haiti ranks as the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, and over two-thirds of the population is currently unemployed. The economy has suffered from extensive deforestation and an infrastructure stressed by the nine million people on the island. Despite this, Haiti is able to sustain a steady export of apparel, oils, cocoa, mangoes, and coffee. Haitian Creole and French are the most common languages spoken across the country, and voodoo beliefs are embedded in the culture.

Since its discovery by Columbus in 1492, Haiti has built a strong culture with a rich history and unique traditions. I would love for you to do some research about my country, and write me a letter about what you learn. I love my country, and I know you'll love it too.

Benefits of the program:

Boys and girls enrolled in the program come to school each day and then return home to live in their villages with their families. Student sponsorship is $35 per month, or $420 annually. Your sponsorship provides students with an opportunity to regularly hear, see, and feel the Gospel, receive a daily nutritious meal, and learn from a quality curriculum, as well as providing training for teachers and school administrators.

What you'll receive:

As a part of the sponsorship program, you can expect to receive an annual photo, reply letters to any correspondance you sent (maximum 2), and regular updates from the sponsorship program.