ROOTS for a Child is a program designed to link sponsors with a specific child at the orphanage. A long-distance relationship with your sponsored child provides them with financial, social and emotional support as they seek ways to thrive, become educated and grow into a productive member of Haitian society.
Currently every child at the orphanage is paired with at least one sponsor. The sponsor’s generous gift of $50 per month allows for the child’s basic needs to be met; needs such as daily food, clean water and health care maintenance. These immediate needs are essential to help the child grow to his or her potential and begin to help strengthen and transform his or her own life and community in Haiti.
We are now in search of 2nd sponsors for each child. The 2nd sponsor’s gift of an additional $50 per month will go allow us to continue to meet the children’s basic needs, especially given the rising food cost in Haiti.
Forming a relationship with and getting to know your child helps give that child a sense of knowing he or she is cared for, prayed for and special to someone. The sponsor relationship is very important to the children of La Concorde. It’s amazing to see how the children light up when they talk about their sponsor. They know their sponsor’s names and where they live and many have photos and letters hung by their bunks.
Please see the LOVE Takes Root Sponsorship Booklet for more information.
It has been our privilege to sponsor Claudison Blanc through LOVE Takes Root since January of 2014 when this sweet little boy of 8 came to the orphanage. Denny had been on a mission trip to Jacmel in 2012 and was immediately attached to the children. I joined him on a second trip to La Concorde in October of 2013 and felt the same connection to the kiddos. Claudison was not there, so we missed the opportunity to meet him. But after that visit, we made a decision to sponsor a child. Since then, Denny has returned again and met Claudison! It was amazing for both of them! There was time spent getting to know each other, a memorable trip to the beach, and participating in work and Worship together. Since then we have exchanged letters, sent gifts when someone was headed that way, and held him in our hearts and prayers daily. We thought we were helping to support, in some small way, a child who needed us. Turns out, Claudison has been a blessing to us in a very large way!