So I have returned once again and my experience was beautiful. Every time I return to Haiti I feel like I am going home, to my family, my loved ones. My heart is there and my tank is overflowing. I was able to spend so much time with Pepe, Sonson and Sam and their families, it was connected, fun, intimate and a purely authentic journey.
We were able to build a bathroom for Pepe and his family who have had no bathroom, no running water, for over ten years. It was so wonderful to witness the excitement of this transpiring, to see all of your giving being built into something that this family is so thankful for!!
We were also able to give a large portion of the funds to Sonson and his family to start the foundation of their home, put in a bathroom and build the walls and one room. As they finish this stage of the house, we will continue to move forward from there. It is very difficult to put into words the appreciation that I felt from these people. They have no way to tell you how much they love you and how YOU are changing, HAVE changed their lives!!
We will also be taking $1500-$2000 of the funds to buy Pepe and his family a piece of land, so that we can begin the process of starting his house as soon as Sonson's is finished.
The website should be live by the end of the month where you will be able to so photos, videos, read stories and watch the progression of how your dollars are being spent.
So now we need to move forward! We have one house funded, but we have another to build. We raised $15,000 in less than 4 months on Facebook, and I know we can do it again!!
So once again, I am asking for your help. You have all been so generous with your hearts thus far, can we push it a little further. I am wondering if each of you can ask 10 friends for $5.00. We have 287 members with this Cause. If each of you collects $50 dollars, we will raise $14,350.00 and the house will be funded!! DONE! So easy, if we each commit to $50, $5 from 10 of our friends.
They don't have to donate here, you can go directly to NRI's website http://www.newrealityinternational.org/ and click on the Up from Under link.
So please, help me to continue to keep this dream alive for these three families. God is providing through your selfless giving and your beautiful hearts. I love you all so much and I am so thankful for your friendship and your dedication to this project.
Peace and Love,
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