The newspapers often have stories of people performing heroic acts of bravery in the face of danger. But more often than not, it is the everyday heroes who go unnoticed. Barco’s Nightingales Foundation wants you to meet some young people whom we believe are such heroes.

Each of these young people overcomes huger barriers just to go to school everyday. They strive to learn so they can break the cycle of poverty in their families and villages. With the help of our Community of Compassion, we are able to help give them strength to learn by providing them with a hot lunch daily through our school lunch program.

Meet our everyday heroes in their own words:

mathieu“My name is Wilbertho Mathieu. I am ten years old. I’m in 5th grade in Good Samaritan school of Anse-à-pitres. I have 2 sisters and no brother. Chocolate!!! I drink it here in the school for the first time in my life. I enjoy drinking it. My parents never make it at home so I’m so grateful for the lunch.”

“I am Wanibelle Saint Val. I’m 12 years old and I’m in 5th grade at Good Samaritan school of Anse-á-pitres, I live with my parentseveryday heroes we are five in the family one boy and four girls. I enjoy eating the hot lunch in the school because my parents can’t really afford to feed me before coming to school so the food help me spend all day at school without hungry.”

everyday heroes“My name is John Michael Saint Germain, I’m 18 years old. I’m in 10th grade at Good Samaritan school of Anse-a-pittes. I live with my parents but they are not working and we are 6 in the family. it’s very difficult for them to feed us. So I feel very excited for the food given in the school because it helps me every single day. Most of the time I come to school very hungry.”

It gives us such joy to receive these stories and pictures of the children we are helping in Haiti.

We are proud to announce that in January 2017, we will be expanding out hot lunch program to feed 3,000 children daily in the remote villages of Haiti. You can help us meet the ever-increasing need by donating. Every $40.00 feeds

Don’t you agree? The innocence and love and joy on the faces of these young children tells the whole story of our every day heroes.

~Michael and Frida Donner