YOU can help them come true.
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
This holiday season, we are focused on helping children’s dreams come true by empowering them with safe water…the foundation for health, hope and opportunity.
We spoke with students who live in underserved communities of Haiti and Honduras to find out what their dreams for the future include. All of them are motivated to help others.
Here is what they shared:
Alexa Nicole (pictured) is six years old. Her family lives in the community of Flor del Valle, a 70+ minute drive (on rugged, dirt roads) from the rural town of Trojes, Honduras.
Alexa is in the kindergarten class of her community’s primary school. Like most children her age, Alexa has big hopes and dreams for her future. She wants to be a doctor when she grows up.
“When I grow up, I want to be a doctor so that I can help sick children.”
St. Lot Fredson lives the community of La Colline Deslandes, in Leogane, Haiti…the epicenter of the devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010. He was four years old at the time.
“Hello. My name is St. Lot Fredson. I am 12 years old, and I am in 8th grade. I like Algebra. When I grow up I want to build strong houses that can resist earthquakes.”
Juan Carlos and Wilfredo Sanchez live with their families in the remote community of Flor del Valle, Honduras. They attend kindergarten at the local school.
Both want to be police officers when they grows up.
“I want to help take care of the children.” – Wilfredo
“I want to help all of the children.” – Juan Carlos
Saintilus Chrisnaida lives with her family in the community of La Colline Deslandes, located in Leogane, Haiti (the epicenter of the devastating 2010 earthquake). She was a baby at the time.
“Hello. My name is Saintilus Chrisnaida, I am 9 years old. I am in 5th grade. When I grow up I will be a teacher so that I can teach the young children.”
Everlin Moncada and Krista Sofia are both five years old and live in Flor del Valle, Honduras. They are in the kindergarten class. Both are inspired to teach when they grow up.
“When I grow up, I want to be a teacher so that I can help children.”
– Krista Sofia
When children have access to safe water and sanitation and an understanding of healthy hygiene practices, they are protected from waterborne illnesses. They can go to school regularly and achieve an education. Their education opens new doors to their future…and their dreams of becoming doctors, teachers, police officers, nurses, and more become a reality.
The future that these children…and so many others…hope for IS possible.
Let’s not let unsafe water ruin their dreams. Together, we can overcome this obstacle and empower them to be the change they hope for.
- A one-time gift of $25 will provide life-changing clean water to one child.
- A monthly gift of $20 will help 10 children every year!
Be the change…Transform lives…Help dreams become a reality.