As many of you know we recently traveled to Haiti to inspect our solar water wells, visit the schools where we provide hot lunches, and assess the many, many needs in the area. This photo was taken on our return drive from Haiti to the airport in Santo Domingo. The drive took us nearly seven and one-half hours. Part of the drive was along a very beautiful part of their stunning coastline.
It was such a contrast to what we saw while in Haiti. But as I think about the harsh contrast between this photo’s gorgeous view of their coastline and the poverty and devastation in Haiti, I am reminded of something even more lovely than this coastline that exists in Haiti. It is the beauty of the children and their families, of their gratitude and humility. It’s the beauty in their human spirit and of their voices as they sing from their hearts and souls. Their smiles could light up the darkness in ways that are hard to describe.
Our Introduction to Haiti
Standing next to me in the photo is Phil Little from Hispaniola Mountain Ministries, Barbara from Barco Uniforms, and Vicky Phil’s wife. Phil introduced us and our Foundation to Haiti in 2011 when he shared that his group was building a school. I asked how we could help and Phil told me they were desperately in need of clean drinking water. As a result, we committed to building solar water wells in Haiti. Since then, we’ve built six wells that support nearly 40,000 people.
It is an honor and a privilege to have the opportunity to help these precious children and their families. We hope you will join us and pledge your support to the next well we plan to build, or to helping provide a hot meal for the precious children of Haiti.
~Michael and Frida Donner