But for now...
My friend at the orphanage in Leogane, Yveline, has been attending nursing school for the past year. Last year we set it up that Extollo (https://www.extollointernational.org/) would pay for her education in exchange for her taking care of a baby named Charlie who wasn't getting enough care. There was a miscommunication in how much her school would cost and now Extollo is now unable to pay for the last two years of her education. Extollo is trying to raise money right now to build a trade school and have limited funds. But they're not giving up on Yveline and neither are we. Yveline was informed yesterday that there was no more money. We talked with her and she was devastated. One year of education isn't going to get her anywhere. My friend Amy and I have been thinking a lot about how hard it is for kids to age out of orphanages. Where are they supposed to go? How will they make money? Where will they live? There is no one to teach them what to do. Yveline worked hard to finish high school which only a very small percentage of Haitians do because the exams are really difficult. She's a hard worker and that's why we knew she would put a nursing education to use. This is her opportunity to make something of her life.
So what can you do to help??
We (and Extollo) still want to help Yveline and we hope you do too. If we can raise $1,000 it will allow her to go to school for another year. This is her only hope for continuing her education.
In the United States, education means a better job and more money. In Haiti, it means life.
If you're interested in donating you can go to the Extollo website (https://www.extollointernational.org/donate/donation-form), fill out the form and click on "general fund." You also need to email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, donation amount and a note that it's for Yveline.