I am so excited about the New Year - I can't wait!
2012 has been a tough one, with challenges to our work and to our spirits. We lost one of our closest friends and a real champion for Haiti when Elise left us in February. In August, the first of several storms destroyed crops and ripped the roof of our office and training center in Cyvadier. Not long after, Hurricane Sandy brought more destruction to the Jacmel region, and drenched tens of thousands of families still living in makeshift shelter in Port-au-Prince's tent camps.
Despite all these struggles, we will still remember 2012 as a year of success for Let Haiti Live. Thank you for being one of the people who made it happen! Today is the last day for you to make a donation to Let Haiti Live and have it count in 2012, so please don't wait!
Before the year ends, let me share with you some of the things we accomplished with your help in 2012:
In Cyvadier, southeastern Jacmel, our Youth in Action for Development and the Protection of the Environment, or JADPE, spent almost every Saturday morning nurturing seedlings of fruit trees, vegetables and the moringa miracle tree. Our team - Cheler, Guerlyne and Elie - offered a variety of training workshops to the youth including farming and composting techniques, health and hygiene, history and culture.