Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. LFBS rescues youth from corrupt orphanages and from the streets and gives them a chance to break the cycle of poverty. With love, food, shelter, medical, education, then Vocational Training so they can become the self-sufficient, self-empowered new generation, with skills, training, opportunity and hope! Sewing, Office Technology, English language, Window Repair, Carpentry and other training is available. Change a life. Change the future.
Through years of natural disasters and corruption, both from within and from outside, generations of Haitians have become 'stuck' in a cycle of poverty and become reliant on 'hand outs'. 80% of the population lives below the poverty line, on less than $2/day. Lack of education, self-determination, and opportunity have further entrenched this way of life. By providing skills training, this cycle CAN be broken. Individuals, families, communities will benefit from the donations you provide.
Educate. Empower. Doors are opening in Haiti - for those that have the skills training to be employable, to become self-sufficient, to have the opportunities. Starting with the youth LFBS has rescued and nurtured toward physical and emotional well-being, the families they have reunited, the advocacy for the vulnerable, the next step is to set the path for the future. Your help in providing Skills training is tangible and provides real results. The gift of a lifetime.
This project, vocational skills training, will be the turning point toward self-sufficiency, toward self-determination. Up to 20 youth will be enrolled in training, ranging from 3 months to 1 year. The impact will be realized by not only the individual taking the training, but the family, friends and community they live in. Now and into the future. Education is forever. This is how real change occurs. One person at a time.
Little Footprints International Development Org.
"Conspiracy of Hope" Interview
January 2013 LFBS Blog