The year 2012
Jean Jerry’s story is somewhat impressive. In July 2012, little over a year after losing her husband in the earthquake that shook Haiti in 2010, Aristise opened her front door and came across a one and a half-year-old boy in the street, all alone with no one to help him. Despite her poverty situation, and with two kids of her own, Aristise brought him in and gave him the name Jean Jerry. Today, he is a seven-year-old boy that lives in the poorest region of Haiti’s capital. He is much loved and well treated by the family that took him in. Even though he was abandoned by his birth parents, Jean Jerry is a lovely and sweet child.
The year 2018
Before entering the Nations Help’s sponsorship program, Jean Jerry’s feeding was sporadic, meaning that he would only eat when there was food. Since July 2017, when he joined the program, he’s been having at least one daily meal guaranteed, giving that his family has been receiving food monthly, and he also had school tuitions paid for a year. Besides, all the school supplies, books, and uniforms were given to him. In July 2018 he is rejoicing because he’s finished pre-school and will now start elementary school. To him, dressing for his first graduation is a huge victory.
A dream of helping others
He loves to study and likes soccer, but his actual dream is to become a teacher to alphabetize kids that stay out of school due to financial conditions. To see a child being assisted by the Nations Help program keep in his heart the dream of helping other kids is gratifying and makes us move on with the hope that these kids will be the future Haitian generation marked with compassion.
We’d like to invite you to help us transform the life of more vulnerable children in the nations.
Marileide Menezes – Missionary in Haiti.