Following the mid-year break, students are returning to school this week in Haiti. One student is a young girl named Youslie who has a bright future thanks to your generosity.
Youslie is a 7 year old girl who lives in the village of Guilgeau in Haiti. She is in the second grade and enjoys school. “In school I like to read stories,” says Youslie.
The majority of people in Guilgeau are small scale farmers who have little to no other economic opportunities. This means families like Youslie’s are often forced to keep their children at home because they cannot afford the costs associated with school—fees, uniforms and supplies.
To help keep Youslie in school, World Concern, with your help, provided her with a goat and husbandry training. She is now comfortable taking care of the goat and is looking forward to when her goat will have kids. “I feed the goat twice a day things like corn and corn husk,” said Youslie. “After the goat has babies I will drink the milk. I haven’t tried it yet, but I would like to.”
When her goat has kids, Youslie will sell them to help pay school fees and other basic necessities. World Concern is also supporting Youslie by providing vaccinations for her goat so it remains healthy and continues to produce kids.
“With the money I make from selling the babies I can buy the books and clothes I need for school,” she shared.
With your help, Youslie is able to attend school. An education is a priceless gift to a girl. It can give her new opportunities and often has a lasting impact on her family and community too.
Together we can ensure that Youslie, and other girls in Haiti, are given a chance to go to school and improve their lives. Thank you for playing an important role in impacting girls' lives in Haiti.
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