May 1st was an exciting day. We shipped our first container of refurbished tools to Haiti. The shipment included power equipment as well as hand tools. It was unloaded on June 2nd and generated quite a bit of interest. These tools were then distributed to the various Salesian vocational schools and will be handed out to the graduates as they need them.
As you know, poverty is quite rampant in Haiti and it is nearly impossible to get a job in the trades without your own tools. We feel that these tools are a step up for these young people as opposed to a hand out because the tools will empower them to either get a job or start a small enterprise. This is the big step towards their independence and greatly improved lives for themselves and their families.
Your support has played a vital role in this life changing project. These graduates will go from perpetual poverty to being a productive cummunity member. Imagine a family will be able to buy enough food and afford medical attention when needed. Thank you again for believing in our work.
Help us make a life changing difference for a young entrepreneur and his family in Haiti. He is close to graduating with a certificate in auto repair. The training was free thanks to the Salesian Missions and he is truly grateful for his new found skills. He is dreaming of having a job with a steady income. This will mean food on the table every day and medical care for his younger sister.
The only problem is employers usually require that you have your own tools. No tools – no job!
You can be a part of the solution with a donation to Tools For Empowerment. TFE collects donated tools, cleans and packages them for shipment to Haiti. These tools will become the bridge between acquiring skills and being empowered to use of them.
Later this week we will load the first container of tools to Haiti that will change lives from perpetual poverty to productive citizen. It gets more exciting as we move closer to the day we load and ship. The weather has finally warmed up so more people are willing to volunteer to clean and pack tools.
Please consider a donation to help us make a life-changing difference to young people who have worked hard to learn a trade and just want a normal life. Be a part of the solution.