Our Children

Children accepted into our education sponsorship program understand the benefits that an education can provide but, due to the tough economic circumstances in Haiti, are unable to afford the minimum costs of tuition and fees required to attend public school. After submitting an application, they are evaluated by one of our in-country coordinators and must be approved by a member of the Haitian Roots Board of Directors before they are accepted to our program. For $300/year (or $25/month) you help a child attend school -- an opportunity taken for granted by most of us. To the children (and their families) in our sponsorship program, receiving an education means hope for the future and an opportunity to break the cycle of poverty. You can change the life of one of these precious children by becoming a sponsor today!

If you give a man a fish he is hungry again in an hour. If you teach him to catch a fish you do him a good turn.

Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie


Carls Rodeley Dorvil

I am Carls Rodeley. I live in St. Marc with my parents and my sister. I will be 11 years old on the 7th of December (born 2003). I am in 6th grade. My favorite school subject is math. I would like to become a doctor so that I can take care of the sick. When I’m not in school I am always playing soccer! If I could have any wish it would be that my parents will live for a long time and that one day we can become a forever family.


Neida Day

I am Neida. I live with my parents and my baby sister. I am in 2nd year (of 3) kindergarten. My birthday is 18 July 2009 so I am 5 years old. I am very shy when I meet new people, but I am very kind when you get to know me. I am never mean to anybody. I love to go to the beach. That is my favorite place to go! Someday maybe I can become a senator.


Romerlianessa Charles

Hello! My name is Romerlianessa aka Romelia. I was born on December 13, 2007. I like to work and I am excited to finish school so that I can help my family in the future. I live with my mom, my little brother, and several of my cousins whom my parents help to support.


Eloyi Abinadi Charlemagne

I am Eloyi Abinadi. I am just 3 years old. But in Haiti that is when we start school. My birthday is 10 September 2011. I live with my parents and am an only child so far. I am very creative! I LOVE coming to school and am excited every morning when its time to go!


Loudiana Cenat

Hello, I'm Loudiana and I'm 15 years old (born 1999). I live with my dad, stepmom, and little sister. I enjoy school and know that it is important.


Higgins Cadet

My name is Higgins Cadet. I am years old and in the 4th grade. My birthday is October 6, 2006. I live with my mom and sibling. I love music! I would like to become a musician…or maybe a doctor...or a lawyer. I don't know. I'm only 10.


Olcin Bolivar

Olcin has been part of the Haitian Roots program since he was just a little boy. He has been attending the Haitian Roots Academy since it opened. He is a very bright boy and works hard. His birthday is 28 Nov 2003.


Rayna Blanc

I am Reyna Lensay Blanc. I was born in Nov 2002. I am in 7th grade. I live with my parents and two siblings. My favorite subject in school is math. When I am not in school I like to play and read. I am grateful for my family, church, school, and friends. My biggest dream is that one day I can become a doctor.


Milhuane Aristil

My name is Milhuane Aristil. I live in St. Marc. I am I just turned 11 years old on the 15th of November. I am in 5th grade. I live with my parents and my older brother and sister. My favorite subject in school is Math. I hope someday that I can become a pediatrician because I love children. When I’m not in school I like to read and eat! My favorite food is spaghetti. My favorite color is pink!


Abigael Laine

Hello! My name is Abigael Laine. My dad has been coming to Haitian Roots gatherings for a couple of years now to try to get me in their program. I will be 8 years old in January (born 19 Jan 2007). I am in 2nd grade at the Haitian Roots Academy. I live with my dad and step mother. I have a younger brother and a younger sister. I LOVE coming to school! Someday I want to become a great business woman!


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