The incredible perseverance of the Louminan brothers in Haiti
The story of the perseverance of the Louminan kids is impressive. We met both brothers after nutritional analysis of all the kids in the Institute Mixte Regard Divin school in Port Prince, arranged by a health professional. Snaica e Wildans, the brothers, were diagnosed with the risk of malnutrition and then joined our program.
After the analysis, we decided to visit the place where the two brothers lived. We were astonished by the level of sacrifice that these children have undergone to be able to study. They lived in a poor tent, in a distant neighborhood of the outskirts of Port Prince, surrounded by mountains and a lot of wind, called Titany. They needed to get up at 4 am, walk through the mountains into the road, get transportation so that they could get to school by 8 am. They were often hungry and thirsty while taking this path, but were determined in moving forward.
After joining the Nations Help program, the kids started to receive fortified food to battle malnutrition. We decided to move the whole family to the school’s neighborhood, where we rented a house. The children and their families’ story is being transformed.
In the new house, the mother shared: “We had two main difficulties, the long-distance for the kids to get to school and the need for a place to sleep and live with them. We never had money to get a house. The children were suffering a lot without a place to sleep and due to the journey to get to school. It wasn’t easy to make my five children happy in the last 2 years. My husband and I have been fighting to survive and weren’t able to make significant things to please our family. Now the kids are in a place close to school and they can get there really fast, so now they will have more time to study, rest and be able to sleep. It is amazing for the kids to witness that. Due to this help, we wanted to thank God in the first place, for allowing us to leave the difficult situation we were in behind. We are happy for being in our new home. We have also seen that there are people with hearts open to support those who are suffering, willing to love, transforming lives. My children understood that God sent people to help us and learned more about Him. They are having experiences with Jesus. We are very grateful.”
Nowadays the parents of the Louminan family are getting biblical training and nutritional help. Among the future challenges we have are creating actions that will make the family self-sufficient socially.