Throughout the months of October and November, 2016
Lespri will continue to bring aide to Families & Children affected by Hurricane Matthew
Lespri has been so touched by the amount of aide pouring in from all over the USA to meet the needs of both our local families affected by the hurricane here in Leogane and in the harder-hit regions of Haiti. Thank you so much for this privilege of serving the poor at such a pivotal, vulnerable time. In honor of you, we would like to dedicate a page of our website to the impact that your giving has made in Haiti and the lives you have encouraged and changed. Thank you so much for your support & enjoy the stories below.
10/14: Lespri Feeds 5 Additional Families with Quality Groceries
Lespri is continuing to pass out quality grocery outreaches like these pictured here to truly needy families suffering from the impact of the hurricane. One of the 3 grocery shops you see here was given away to a woman who's home half-collapsed during the hurricane. Two additional families were fed with remaining bags from the school distribution. It is beyond a privilege to be able to distribute food to the poor at such a pivotal time: thank you so much for this!
10/21: From Wooden Shelter to Sturdy Cement: Lespri Rents a Proper Home for a
10/14: 105+ Bags of Food Feed Over 70 Hungry Families in Leogane @ Lespri's School
Lespri started our relief efforts in our home-town of Leogane, Haiti! Leogane & Santo were not hit “hard” by the hurricane in comparison to other cities in Haiti, but that does not mean the community here was not strongly affected by it. In Leogane, the effects of the hurricane were not counted so much in fallen houses but in starving families. When asked, "How many of you went hungry during the hurricane?" 75% of Lespri's students' hands went up. Lespri responded to this need with one gigantic, 105+ bag distribution of rice, beans, oil, spaghetti (the staples of a Haitian table), and soap and toothpaste for all. Over 70 families received aide- with one woman coming up to us afterwards and holding me (Elaine) tightly for 2 minutes just whispering, "Thank you... thank you... thank you..." over and over. Lespri Family: thank you for this distribution and for the encouragement this brought to our local community! Thank you so much!
10/15: Lespri Begins to Build a Badly-Needed Permanent Home for one of