Happy New Year 2016!!!
January 1st is a special day in Haiti. Not only is it the first of the new year, but it is also Haiti’s independence day. By God’s grace and the participation of so many of you, we were able to give our community special New Year’s food baskets this year to celebrate….well, technically they were sacks, not baskets.
It started on Tuesday as some of our staff began putting together all the sacks of provisions.
Among a few other things, the sacks included rice, beans, spaghetti, sugar, salted herring, and oil.
On Thursday morning, a representative from each family lined up to receive their food sack. The list of names included not only the people from our own community, but several families from other communities adjacent to us.
Olence and Robenson kept the bags of rice moving forward.
We were thrilled to find small sacks of Haitian rice–as opposed to imported rice–that we could buy in bulk for the distribution, thereby supporting Haiti’s own rice farmers. Double win!
Dadithe called each family by name…
…and the representative from that family came forward to receive their food sacks: one sack of rice, and another sack with the rest of the provisions.