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...
Jun 2, 2015

Lyvia-Once Abandoned Is Now Home At M&S

Lyvia at Cap Haitien Hospital April 13th 2015
Lyvia at Cap Haitien Hospital April 13th 2015

This beautiful little 4 year old girl was abandoned at a Cap Haitien hospital.  She was severely malnourished and actively dying when she was discovered by a caring physician by the name of Galit Sacajiu.  Galit reached out to Mercy & Sharing with the following email.  Of course we worked with Galit and the Cap Haiten Hospital to find a way to get Lyvia the medical help she required and are now happy to have her in her new home at Mercy & Sharing.

Sunday, April 5, 2015 9:29 PM
To: Contact Us
Subject: a place for Lyvia, an abandoned girl

Dear sir/Mdm, I wrote the email below asking Loune for availability in Zanmi Beni. She told me that they have no place but recommended that I will check if you have a place at "Mercy and Sharing":

I am writing to ask about availability to place a little girl named Lyvia in Zanmi Beni.  I was in Cape Haitian 2 weeks ago and while visiting Jestinian hospital in preparation to a course we are working on with local doctors and the ministry of health, we passed by the pediatric department and saw a dying girl- she looked with severe malnutrition;  but no IV or feeding were provided as she had no one to support her. As anyone else in my position, we got an IV going and started feeding. She is doing better but as she turned around the Pediatricians diagnosed her with Cerebral Palsy. Her family is not known to us, as she was left at the hospital.  Any chance we can have her moved to Zanmi Beni? if not, would you have other suggestions? I will appreciate your input .
Kindly let me know if there is a chance to bring her to your merciful hands; I can probably find someone to support her. Looking forward hearing from you, galit
Galit M Sacajiu MD MPH, Medical Education Director

Dr. Sacajiu was able to visit Mercy & Sharing on May 24th and "was blown away by the village, the staff, and most of all the children- who had only love to share! and of course Lyvia, she is doing well and I am sure will continue to gain strength and push through obstacles".  

Lyvia responds to touch and loves to be held.  We are so glad to have this little miracle as part of our Mercy & Sharing family!

Lyvia 1st Day At Mercy & Sharing May 13th 2015
Lyvia 1st Day At Mercy & Sharing May 13th 2015
Lyvia & Galit May 24th 2015
Lyvia & Galit May 24th 2015
Jun 1, 2015

National Geographic Video Progarm at JB School

JB National Geographic Video Program
JB National Geographic Video Program

The Global Curriculum class has been recently implemented at our John Branchizio School in Port Au Prince. This extra-curricular program is a seventeen week class combining educational videos offered through National Geographic, followed by a question and answer session ending with an application of critical thinking skills through writing.

The latest film was entitled EGYPT THE SEC. This film raises the mysteries of the pyramids and the techniques used for embalming. It also explains the secrets of the pharaohs for centuries, about which archaeologists raise the veil.
The impact was positive where students asked extraordinary questions among which, Bien Aime Solandre a student in 12th grade asked: “Formerly there was no morgue to keep the dead bodies how did they proceed in those days?” The speaker responded brilliantly that the method used was the embalming with incense and it was the opportunity for students to combine social science theory and practice since they are studying Egyptian civilization (the Pharaohs and rituals of mummification).

The movie lasted one hour, the feedback is extremely positive. The enthusiasm that the participants are showing proves that such a program is much appreciated.

Feb 25, 2015

Welcome Nono & Fafaille to our M&S Family

Nono, 2 years old
Nono, 2 years old

Mercy & Sharing Welcomes Nono & Fafaille

The story of two little boys lost in the system, who have now found their loving forever home.

No one knows where they came from before they were dropped on the door step of an unlicensed, dilapidated orphanage that was recently condemned as unfit and closed down by the Government of Haiti.

Two little boys that have either forgotten how to talk or simply cannot, are now in the care of Mercy & Sharing.  Three months ago one of hundreds of unlicensed orphanages was closed. The children inside were sorted and dispersed into licensed orphanages.  The healthy and youngest children were welcomed and preparation was made for them to be put into the adoption circuit.  Most likely, some of the older ones had parents somewhere and went home.  But Nono, 2 years old & blind and Fafaille who cannot walk and is somewhere around 8 or 9 years old were not welcome anywhere.

As a result the Ministry of Social Affairs in Haiti called Mercy & Sharing to take the boys.  We let them know that we have room and our medical staff would be waiting to welcome them.  Months passed.  Government officials, worried about how the resignation of the Prime Minister would affect their jobs, were paralyzed.  And then the Christmas holidays closed everything down; no one works the two weeks over the holidays.   Meanwhile the boy who could not see and the other who could not walk, sat or laid quietly accepting food when it was offered and waited. 

Finally on Friday, February 6th the boys, who had been living in the offices of the "Centre d'affaires Social” in Croix Des Bouquet, came to their permanent home, Mercy & Sharing Village.  

 So many of children are waiting in despicable situations because they've been forgotten or because they are not perfect.  Children with special needs are not wanted in Haiti.  Mercy & Sharing is changing the expectations on their behalf.  We offer care and assistance to mothers who have babies so they don't give their children away.   Children who are not considered "normal" are especially in danger of being discarded.   There is nowhere for them to go when they are abandoned, except Mercy & Sharing. Your heart is the most important place on earth for them right now.

Fafaille, 8 or 9 yrs old
Fafaille, 8 or 9 yrs old

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