Friday, April 20, 2012

Sponsorships. Respire Haiti. 24 Year Old Megan Boudreaux.

Respire Haiti was founded by 24 year old Megan Boudreaux after visiting Gressier, Haiti only one time for 45 minutes on a missions trip. Later when she returned to the United States, God began to pull her heart back towards Gressier and the children there. In December of 2010, God gave her a vision for this community and their children. With so many children not in school and so many families struggling to provide for their kids, she moved to Gressier permanently in January of 2011 and began helping the children and people of Gressier.
Megan has custody of these two biological sisters, Michaelle, 7 and Jessica, 4.

Respire Haiti desires to educate, empower and encourage the people of Gressier, Haiti so that they are not only a self-sustaining community, but that they are also reliant upon the community and not outside resources for their success. They are desiring to build a community school, medical clinic and church for the hundreds of children not in school in Gressier. This community school is being built by locals and all of the material is being purchased locally. This will support the local economy, create jobs and encourage the Haitians. Here is a plan of the school they hope to finish within the next year:
 And here's where they are!


Restavec: Children that are sent by their parents to work for a host home as a domestic servant because the parents lack the resources required to support the child. This term usually refers specifically to children who are abused. Majority of the children Respire Haiti educates are restavecs. With a school to attend, these restavec children have the opportunity at a brand new life.


Megan is an Ordinary Hero. She has chosen to give her life to serving the people of Haiti. Her work being done is changing lives, one by one, all because she choose to act on God pulling her to something new. Something life-altering. Ordinary Hero has teamed up with Respire Haiti to advocate sponsorships for these children.You can be apart of her vision by choosing to sponsor the children Respire Haiti has begun schooling. Education is the first step to prosperity in a fallen country, however, it is SO rare for children living in extreme poverty. Respire Haiti is in the process of building this school, and now it is your turn to make this an easy transition into the classroom. The children are available to view on a  password protected site. If you are interested in sponsoring a child, email deborah@ordinaryhero.org  for the password, and visit Ordinary Hero, Respire Haiti's new sponsorship page HERE. All information on costs and such are provided on the sponsorship page. To see all sponsorship partners, visit our SPONSORSHIP page on our OH site. 

And on a side note... An exploratory team with Ordinary Hero will be traveling to Haiti in 3-4 weeks to visit Megan and Respire Haiti's ongoing projects. Keep an eye out for trip dates to visit Haiti within the year as we continue to make connections overseas! Haiti, here comes OH!!

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