Sponsoring a child at Hope Village is an excellent way to support our mission in Haiti. A monthly donation will help secure the future of your child by providing some steady funds to cover his or her essential needs. You will hear from your child in a personal email message twice a year. Best of all, he will feel loved a little bit more, knowing that there is someone special out there who cares.

It costs Pwoje Espwa $150 a month to provide each child with basic care and education. This $150 is divided into 5 equal amounts of $30 for the following categories: Shelter, Food, Basic Medical Care, Education and Clothing/Shoes. Please support a child in one or more of these areas. Your monthly donation will be allocated to your child's most pressing needs. To become a sponsor, note your child's Case ID#. Next, click here for the child sponsorship donation page.

Marie-Florine Roger     Case #: 22050385


Date of Birth: Under 7
Place of Birth: Dicis (Boval)  


Entry into Espwa: 04.08.2010
Current Address: Pwoje Espwa Sud

Marie-Florine's Story:


The small town of Dicis is a town of misery.  It is also the town Marie-Florine came into the world. Marie- Florine is one of seven children, and her exact date of birth is unknown.  She was born in a small community, one far from a hospital, so was never issued a birth certificate.  Her family thinks she is less than seven years old. Marie-Florine's family struggles to eat, and oftentimes, Marie-Florine and her siblings would go to bed hungry. 


When Marie-Florine came to Espwa, she had never been to a doctor, never been to school, and never received a new item of clothing. Now, Marie-Florine is a healthy kindergardener, and loves playing jump rope with her Espwa sisters. 


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Education Sponsored by: Thomas B. McKenna



Jonèse Mérina    Case #: 23060390


Born: August 4th, 2000
Place of Birth: Anglais


Entry into Espwa: 03.23.2010
Current Address: Pwoje Espwa Sud


Jonèse’s Story:


At the age of ten, Jonèse’s life changed.  Her mother died of an illness, and her distraught Father could not care for her. He gave Jonese up to a cousin to raise her and hopefully provide her with the care she needed. Unfortunately, the cousin, too, was unable to care for her.  Feeling unwanted, she was brought to Espwa.

Jonese is a quiet, gentle girl.  She loves playing "make-believe" with the other girls.  She is in kindergarten for the first time, and loves coloring. 



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Rébecca Noël       Case #: 22020379



Born: Eight years old
Place of Birth: Camp Perrin


Entry into Espwa: 01.24.2010
Current Address: Pwoje Espwa Sud


Rébecca’s Story:


Rebecca's family lives in a small village in the mountains outside of Camp Perrin. Rebecca was born at home, so she was never issued a birth certificate.  Her parents do know that she is eight years old, but they do not remember exactly what day she was born. Rebecca's family struggles to survive, and though her father is a mason, he has a difficult time finding work. 


Rebecca is in the second grade, and is a very articulate child. She hopes to be a seamstress when she grows up.  In her spare time, she likes to play with dolls with the other Espwa girls. 




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Jesula Flérimond    Case #: 22060401


Born: March 13th, 2000
Place of Birth: Les Anglais


Entry into Espwa: 03.23.2010
Current Address: Pwoje Espwa Sud

Jesula’s Story


Jesula is the only child of a very poor family.  Jesula lived in a straw hut until her father passed away, at which point Jesula and her mother became homeless. Jesula's mother is very ill, and cannot financially nor physically care for Jesula.  Her mother spends a lot of time at La Charite, Mother Theresa's hospital in Les Cayes. Because of the instability, her mother asked if Jesula could become a member of Pwoje Espwa. 


Jesula is now living in a stable environment, and receiving three meals a day.  She is in kindergarten, and loves coloring.  She is well-liked by her peers, but likes to get herself into mischief. 


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 Dieuline Joseph   Case #: 22100386


Born: February 3, 2001
Place of Birth: Delmas


Entry into Espwa: 01.26.2010
Current Address: Pwoje Espwa Sud

Dieuline’s Story:


Dieuline's family was relatively successful in Port-au-Prince until January 12, 2010.  Dieuline's father was killed, and the Joseph family lost everything the owned. Shortly thereafter, Dieuline's mother left Port-au-Prince in hopes of finding a new life in Les Cayes.  She found that she could not care for Dieuline and her seven siblings on her own. In an attempt to help Dieuline and her family get back on their feet, Pwoje Espwa has hired Dieuline's mother as a laundress, and Dieuline and one of her brothers are a part of the Espwa family. 


Dieuline is in the second grade, and one day would like to become a nurse.  She loves playing "house" with the other children in the Pwoje Espwa village. 


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Wislove J -Baptiste   Case #: 22030399


Born: September 30th, 2000
Place of Birth: Port-au-Prince


Entry into Espwa: 05.26.06
Current Address: Pwoje Espwa Sud

Wislove’s Story: 


Wislove comes from a split family.  Her father lives in Port-au-Prince with her brother, and her mother lives in Carpantier, a city along the southern coast. Wislove was brought to Espwa at a time when her mother was struggling to put food on the table.  Now, her mother does have a small job working in a small restaurant, but is still not making enough to care for Wislove at home.  


Wislove is in the fourth grade, and loves dancing.  She recently participated in a Christmas program and was part of a group of Espwa girls that won fourth place. When she gets older, she would love to become a doctor. 


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Medgine Fleurgin   Case #: 22110400


Born: April 4th, 2000
Place of Birth: Port Salut (Boné)


Entry into Espwa: 04.02.2009
Current Address: Pwoje Espwa Sud

Medgine’s Story:


Medgine was raised by her grandmother.  The day she was born, Medgine's mother abandoned her.  For Medgine, her mother and father do not exist.  Medgine has no family aside from the woman who has been by her side since birth. It is her grandmother that raised her until she became too old and could no longer provide for her. 


Medgine is in the second grade, and is an extremely quiet child.  She likes to dance and draw and spend time in her bedroom. 




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Ydeline Lyzimé    Case #: 22070382


Born: April 5th, 2002
Place of Birth: Torbeck


Entry into Espwa: 03.03.2010
Current Address: Pwoje Espwa Sud

Ydeline’s Story: 


Ydeline is one of seven children.  As an infant, Ydeline was malnourished which has caused her to have medical issues.  Her father greatly struggled to feed his children, and because he was barely able to do that, he was unable to provide them with other necessities such as proper clothing, schooling, and medical assistance. He does his best to find work here and there, but it just isn't enough. 


Ydeline is now at Espwa and in kindergarten.  She loves playing make-believe with the other girls, and absolutely loves getting her nails painted. She is now eating three meals a day, and receiving proper medical care, though the effects of malnutrition are impossible to reverse. 



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Marie-Line Leclerc      Case #: 23010406


Born: October 10th, 2006
Place of Birth: Cayes


Entry into Espwa: 12.20.2010
Current Address: Pwoje Espwa Sud 

Marie-Line’s Story:


Marie-Line has nine brothers and sisters.  Her older sister, Renette, is also at Pwoje Espwa. Marie-Line's father passed away when she was very young, leaving her mother homeless, helpless, and with ten children. Her mother found a small job selling popsicles during the day, but it just does not provide enough financially for all of her children.  


Marie-Line is now attending kindergarten, and wants to be a nurse when she gets older.  She is extremely attached to her older sister, and they love playing with dolls. 


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Judena Jeanty    Case #: 23070403


Born: September 30th, 2001
Place of Birth: Torbeck


Entry into Espwa: 03.23.2010
Current Address: Pwoje Espwa Sud

Judena’s Story:


In Judena's short ten years, she has seen great loss. When Judena was just a toddler, her father abandoned her and her mother, leaving them in a difficult financial situation.  Trying to provide for her six children, Judena's mother left the eldest child to care for her siblings, and went to Port au Prince in search of financial stability.  On January 12, 2010, Judena's mother died in the earthquake, leaving Judena and her siblings orphaned. Judena and her siblings lost their home, leaving them to sleep in a neighbor's yard. Shortly after, a neighbor brought Judena to Espwa. 


Judena is in the first grade. She wants to be a doctor when she grows up.  She is one of the best jump-ropers at Pwoje Espwa.  She loves teasing the younger children. 


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Education Sponsored By- Dr. Cynthia DeSoi

Renette Leclerc     Case #23010405


Born: July 12th, 2004
Place of Birth: Cayes


Entry into Espwa: 12.20.2010
Current Address: Pwoje Espwa Sud 

Renette’s Story:


Renette comes from a family of ten children.  Renette's mother struggled to care for all her little ones on the small salary she made selling popsicles on the street. She could not provide her children with enough food to fill their bellies at night, and non of them could attend school. Renette's mother asked Pwoje Espwa to assist her by caring for Renette and Marie-Line, her younger sister.


Renette is now in kindergarten for the first time. She hopes to become a welder when she grows up, but for now, she loves playing house with the other Pwoje Espwa girls.  


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Laurencia Félix      Case #: 22010396



Born: 5 years old
Place of Birth: Les Cayes


Entry into Espwa: 01.27.2010
Current Address: Pwoje Espwa Sud

Laurencia Story:


Laurencia and her family come from extreme poverty.  Laurencia was never issued a birth certificate, and the exact date of her birth is unknown.  Her family does know that she is five years old. Her father and her siblings live in one of the poorest areas in Les Cayes, and in an attempt to assist them get on their feet, Pwoje Espwa hired Laurencia's mom to wash pots and pans. Laurencia and her mother live at Pwoje Espwa. 


Laurencia is in kindergarten. She loves playing hopscotch and house with the other girls. When she gets older, she would like to be a nurse. 


Sponsored By: 
Elfaïka Zamor      Case #: 23080391


Born: August 31st, 2003
Place of Birth: Cavaillon


Entry into Espwa: 02.12.2010
Current Address: Pwoje Espwa Sud

Elfaïka’s Story: 


Elfaïka's father passed away when she was a toddler, leaving her mother with three young children. Unable to work and provide for her young at the same time, she struggled to fill their bellies. She was unable to send them to school, a doctor, or provide them with new clothing and shoes. She asked Pwoje Espwa for help. 


Elfaika is in kindergarten.  She loves playing with baby dolls with the other girls.  She isn't sure what she wants to be when she grows up, but when she figures it out she will let us know. 


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Evencia Eliassaint    Case #: 22030392


Born: January 6th, 2007
Place of Birth: Port-au- Prince


Entry into Espwa: 02.12.2010
Current Address: Pwoje Espwa Sud

Evencia’s Story:


Evencia, her mother, and her siblings are blessed to be alive after watching their world crumble around them on January 12, 2010. Evencia's family is from Port au Prince. After the earthquake, Evencia was sent to live with her grandmother in Cavaillon, a city about a half hour outside of Les Cayes.  But, Evencia's grandmother was not in a position to care for her. 


Evencia is in kindergarten, and is quite a handful.  She loves dancing almost as much as she loves teasing. When she grows up, she wants to become President. 


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Judelande Régine Charlot     Case #: 22030377


Born: March 2nd, 2005
Place of Birth: Port-au-Prince


Entry into Espwa: 03.15.2010
Current Address: Pwoje Espwa Sud

Judelande’s Story:


Judelande is one of seven children, and her family was comfortably living in Port au Prince until the earthquake in January 2010.  Judelande's older sister was killed inside their house that crumbled to the ground. Right after the earthquake, Judelande's parents could not be found, so some neighbor's sent the remaining six children to an aunt's house in Les Cayes.  Their aunt brought the children to Pwoje Espwa.  Shortly after, Judelande's parents were found. Three of the children are still at Espwa, and the others are back in Port au Prince with their parents and are living in a tent. 


Judelande is in kindergarten and loves playing with her friends. Sometimes she gets into mischief and teases her friends. She also loves dancing like her older brother, Julio. 


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Lèmsa Bonhomme     Case #: 22090378


Born: June 5th, 2004
Place of Birth: Pestel


Entry into Espwa: 02.08.2010
Current Address: Pwoje Espwa Sud

Lèmsa’s Story:

Lèmsa’s father died during the earthquake last January 12th, 2010 and her mother was unable to care for her alone.  Her mother sells mangoes and other fruits of the season, but it just isn't enough to support a child. She sent Lemsa to live with her sister, Berthide, hoping she will be able to provide her with more possibilities.  Unfortunately, however, she could not provide for her either. Lemsa has three uncles at Pwoje Espwa ranging in age from ten to seventeen.  


Lemsa is in kindergarten and is well liked by the children.  She loves singing and dancing. Lemsa is the Pwoje Espwa super star female dancer, and though she is the smallest, she easily steals the stage. 


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Michaëlle (Mica) Lubin Clermont Case #: 22030381


Born: April 9th, 2006
Place of Birth: Cavaillon


Entry into Espwa: 01.2010
Current Address: Pwoje Espwa Sud

Michaëlle’s Story:


Mica and her family are victims of the earthquake in January 2010. Along with losing their home, all of their belongings, and their jobs, they lost two of their children. With heavy hearts, Mica's family left Port au Prince in hopes of starting over.  Mica, her older sister, and her parents now live at Pwoje Espwa.  Mica's mother is a house mother, and her father works with the teenage boys. 


Michaelle is in kindergarten and loves coloring.  She also loves taking pictures and painting her nails.  If there were ever a contest for the girliest girl, Mica would win by a landslide. 


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Elisabeth Rhau      Case #: 23010398


Born: October 20th, 1997
Place of Birth: Cayes


Entry into Espwa: 10.20.2007
Current Address: Pwoje Espwa Sud

Elisabeth’s Story:


Elisabeth and her two older brothers are orphans.  Their mother died of an illness when Elisabeth was very young, leaving their father to care for them.  He was a mason and their life was relatively stable until Elisabeth's father was murdered. The three young children were sent to live with their aunt.  Since Elisabeth was just a toddler, she could not ask Espwa to care for her.  Espwa did begin caring for Elisabeth's two older brothers.  Once Elisabeth was a little older, her aunt asked Espwa to care for her because she could not provide her with the basic needs. 


Elisabeth loves dancing.  She is in the third grade, and is sweet as can be.  She is helpful and kind, and wants to be a nurse when she is older. 


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Farah Joseph       Case #: 22010404


Born: August 5th, 2007
Place of Birth: Cayes


Entry into Espwa: 01.05.2011
Current Address: Pwoje Espwa Sud

Farah’s Story: 


When Farah's mother was pregnant with Farah's middle sister, her father abandoned them. Desperate for a job to support her toddler and child on the way, Farah's mother started working for a man as a housekeeper.  Shortly after Farah's sister came along, the man began abusing Farah's mother.  After Farah's baby sister was born the man began abusing Farah as well.  Again in a desperate situation, Farah's mother left the man for the streets.  While sleeping on the floor of neighbor's homes, she heard about Espwa.  She begged Espwa for some assistance.  Not only was Espwa able to take Farah to care for her and keep her away from an abusive situation, a generous donor has provided Farah's mother with rent for a year in a house close to Espwa so Farah can see her mother and sisters every day. 


Farah is in kindergarten and loves playing make believe with the other girls.  She will never turn down posing for a picture, and wants to be a nurse when she grows up. 


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Delsana Altidor      Case #: 22080394


Born: November 2, 2002
Place of Birth: Cavaillon


Entry into Espwa: 02.12.2010
Current Address: Pwoje Espwa Sud

Delsana’s Story:


Delsana comes for a family of ten children. Her parents struggle to care for her, and though her father makes a small salary, it is not enough to provide for the family.  Delsana's family was affect by the January 2010 earthquake.  A number of people left Port au Prince to move back to the city they were originally from.  This made it harder for Delsana's father to work, and shortly thereafter he was unable to pay rent, leaving them homeless.  Delsana was brought to a small orphanage in Cavaillon in hopes of receiving more stability.  Unfortunately, this orphanage lost funding.  When this happened Pwoje Espwa took in many of the children- Delsana being one of them. 




Delsana is in kindergarten.  She is extremely shy and sensitive, but extremely loving.  She loves playing with dolls, and wants to be a nurse when she grows up. 


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Guerda (Gègè) Merzier      Case #: 23020397


Born: October 5th, 2005
Place of Birth: Camp – Perrin


Entry into Espwa: 03.15.2010
Current Address: Pwoje Espwa Sud

Guerda’s Story:


Unexpectedly, Guerda's father passed away, leaving a pregnant wife, Guerda, and her two brothers. Without their father, the family could not pay the rent on their dilapidated straw house, so they were forced into homelessness.  The mother begged a neighbor for a place on the floor of their house to sleep, but this was not enough.  Guerda needed more stability and care than that. 


Guerda is in kindergarten.  She loves posing for pictures, and uses her cute chubby cheeks and tears to get herself out of any mischief she got herself into.  She loves playing jump rope, and wants to be a nurse when she grows up. 




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Anatachlove Ocléné   Case #: 22010375


Born: April 2nd, 2002
Place of Birth: Cayes


Entry into Espwa: 03.15.2010
Current Address: Pwoje Espwa Sud

Anatachlove’s Story: 


Anathachlove, her siblings, and her parents were living under a sheet of metal.  Her mother was doing her best selling food on the side of the road, and her father was working hard as a mechanic. Unfortunately, the work was sparse and the pay even less. They were having a difficult time providing Anatachlove with basic needs, so they asked Pwoje Espwa to assist them. 


Anatachlove is in kindergarten. She loves playing dolls, and her nickname is "Little Puppet" because she is as pretty and fragile as a doll.  She would like to be a director when she grows up. 


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