Mercy & Sharing

Mission Statement: Striving to end the cycle of starvation, illiteracy and despair that is destroying the lives of abandoned and orphaned children in Haiti through education and the development of opportunity for an independent future. WHO WE ARE Mercy & Sharing is a U.S. based, Haitian-registered, non-profit organization that provides care and education to abandoned, orphaned and disabled children in Haiti. In our 17-year history, we have cared for Haiti's most vulnerable children and established a reputation for excellence in our comprehensive and community-based programming. Mercy & Sharing rescues the abused, abandoned and disabled and provides them with care, rehabilitation, ed...
Nov 18, 2014

The Miracle of First Steps

Co-Founder Joe Krabacher finding  a child in need
Co-Founder Joe Krabacher finding a child in need

A young boy maybe 10 years old has recently arrived at Mercy & Sharing Village and become part of the children we have promised to care for. He has lived in the mountains above  the Village all of his life. His stiff little body could hardly move.  His mother, would place him under a fallen tree every day before she hiked several miles to a village to sell vegetables.  In a good month she would make $10.  The people in his Village call him "cocobai" meaning not human. The little boy has never worn clothes or seen a doctor other than the witch doctor in the village, who told the village the family is cursed. "There is no hope for this kind of demon possession.”

A month ago we were blessed to have a group of medical experts from Tennessee who hiked that mountain and met this boy.  They specialize in medical evaluation and therapy for disabled children. “Can we help him?” we asked one of the experts,  She took him in her arms and starting examining his limbs.  She looked up, squinting in the sun and said “yes, I think we can”.   That’s all we needed.  Hope.  That’s all he needed.  We made arrangements to get him down the mountain to Mercy & Sharing Rehabilitation and Therapy Center.  Two days later……he took his first steps!

For now, this miracle boy is part of our Guardian Angel Promise 126 program. With your help, we can keep our promise to care for these children. To make sure they survive and thrive.

Child in need becomes miracle boy!
Child in need becomes miracle boy!

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Aug 26, 2014

YOU Are a Proud Supporter of Excellence

John Branchizio Students Taking State Exams
John Branchizio Students Taking State Exams

YOU Are a Proud Supporter of Excellence

We are so proud to give you an update on the State Exam grades for all 3 schools. We are so fortunate to have a staff of teachers that value education as much as we do and actually can make it all happen in a country like Haiti.  We are also fortunate that our students see the value of this education they are receiving. Thanks to all of YOUR support and dedication to these students.  It is paying off. 

DRUM ROLL, PLEASE 

Grades 6 and 9 results:

C.I.T.E – 6th grade - 10 students took exam, 10 students passed – 100%

JB School – 6th grade – 28 students took the exam, 28 students passed – 100%

JB School – 9th grade – 33 students took the exam, 33 students passed – 100%

Learning Academy – 6th grade – 11 students took the exam, 10 students passed – 98% 

Note: In Haiti, not every grade takes the state exams. The countries average pass rate for these exams is 60%. 

This is a link to a short video of the Learning Academy Students in action: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpmKsbq7qpk

C.I.T.E School Girls
C.I.T.E School Girls
Our Little Benjamin
Our Little Benjamin

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Aug 20, 2014

GOT A PROMISE TO KEEP? Yes We Do

Caleb Francois
Caleb Francois

You and I by committing to the Promise 126 program share Susie’s (the founder) promise for the 126 children in our care to know that “In this world, you were loved”. Thanks to your support Mercy & Sharing provides food, shelter, education, medical care and above all LOVE to our children.  I stress LOVE as these children have come to M&S abandoned in some way or another. They did nothing wrong and you and I get to spend the rest of their lives showing them this through our caring, guidance and love. A true family environment has been established at the M&S Village and we are grateful to have you as part of it. 

You can keep us with weekly through fun Facebook updates and always enjoy videos on YouTube. By going to our website you can look under Projects – Promise 126 – Learn more and see each child’s individual photo and updated story on them. We also welcome your feedback and comments on how you feel we are doing with the Promise 126 program.

I want to dedicate this report to our beloved Caleb Francois. He passed away on June 13th, 2014 at the age of 10. They held a service for him at the M&S church at the orphanage. All the children were asked if they wanted to do something special to say goodbye to him and they all agreed to sing a favorite song. Ronald, Isaac and Frantz played the saxophone in his honor. He will be greatly missed. We feel blessed to have been able to love and care for him and have him for a friend.

As promised, in his grave is a note that says “In this world, you were loved”. 

Girl Power and LOVE
Girl Power and LOVE
Our Children Comforting a Friend in Need
Our Children Comforting a Friend in Need

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