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A letter from the Blaise Family asking for help. No amount is too small. 

Hello, my name is Davidson Blaise and my sister is Gilberte. I am 25 years old and my sister is 21.  I never was able to complete my high school education and my sister is trying to complete her education. We were born and raised in Montrouis in a small town named Sous Borgne. Our town is about  1hour and 45 minutes away from Port Au Prince. It is a small town located on the main road that runs through the middle of Haiti.

Our Father, Jonas Blaise, is a housekeeper at Moulin Sur Mers. My mother raised us, 6 children by herself because our father has 4 other kids with another lady, which means more mouths to feed with barely any income.

Unfortunately, our mother died in 2011. She had suffered for many years from skin lesions. We were very young at that time, so we can’t really tell the cause of her death. One thing we know for sure is that, since then, life has gotten harder and harder as time goes by.

For us, surviving is a daily challenge. One of our sisters left the country seeking a better life in the Dominican Republic, Our oldest brother is also seeking a better life in Chile, and, we, the youngest ones we are still here pursuing our daily struggle. We live in a hut that we covered with tarps since our house was cracked by the 2010 earthquake. Sometimes we get food from friends, from the neighborhood, and from the church. We live in our family home. My brother owned a small building in Borgne. It is located on the main road in Montrouis cote des Arcadins.  It is vacant now and he has agreed to allow us to open a small store to support me and my sister.

We are asking for help to open our store. We would like to sell minutes for cellphone. Haiti like most third-world countries depends on cellphones. Haiti sells minutes that we would be able to sell in our store. We would also like to sell water. Again good drinking water is only available for purchase from water companies. We do have wells but the quality of water is not drinkable. We would like to possibly sell rice and beans which is a staple of Haiti. If possible also sell local seasonal fruit.

We are asking for financial help to buy solar panels for our electricity. Money to buy wood to build shelves and buy a desk and chairs. Startup to purchase minutes for the store. And money to buy staples to start with.  

10 years seems like a long time since the earthquake hit Haiti. But it destroyed every life that it touched. We are a perfect example. We struggled before the earthquake and to this day most all of us are still struggling. Many are disabled and unable to work. Many died leaving their family scarred for life.

Please, we are asking for help to help our family and community. We want only to survive.

Thank you, 
Davidson

Davidson wants to work. He wants to put food on the table for himself and his sister but he needs a small boost. He needs people like you, who want to help those who want to help themselves. Your donation would mean the difference between sustaining his family or struggling to find food to eat. 

The breakdown is as follows:

Two water tanks: $1170
Water for two tanks: $140
PVC Pipes and filters: $157.00
Tank delivery: $100

Total: $1567

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Arcahaie

At the level of Economic and Financial Infrastructures, the municipality is quite well equipped. There are several hotels, restaurants, two credit unions, and two marketing co-operative centers. Market days: Saturdays.

Arcahaie is also known for Plantain production. It is estimated that 60% of the agricultural land in Arcahaie is devoted to the production of the tastiest plantains in Haiti. Many springs water the territory of the commune, which also receives the waters of the White River, rivers Courjol, Torcelle, Bretelles, and those which take the name of the rural sections.  

On the side of religion, ninety-six temples (chapels included) were listed in the municipality of Arcahaie. 20 Catholic churches including three parishes and seventeen chapels, five Baptist churches, and five Adventist churches for the most important were inventoried in the town.

Information provided by: haiti.fandom.com/wiki/Arcahaie

Saint-Louis-du-Nord

Saint-Louis-du-Nord (Haitian CreoleSen Lwi dinò) is a commune in the Saint-Louis-du-Nord Arrondissement, in the Nord-Ouest department of Haiti. It has 69,592 inhabitants.

Information provided by https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint-Louis-du-Nord

SAINT - MARC

St. Marc is a large port town surrounded by mountains. At all times, there are many boats in the port, typically sail boats. The town was first settled in 1716, then located in the French colony of Saint-Domingue.[1]

The town is located on flat land close to the sea but its edges extend into the foothills. From these vantage points, the ocean is sometimes viewable. The city has a few park spaces, including Place Cite Nissage Saget. These parks are often surrounded by vendors with carts full of goods.

Local residents enjoy the rich culture of St. Marc and it is considered a safe place to live. About 60% of the population lives in the communal section, meaning outside of town. As a result, they are beyond its infrastructure and lack drainage systems, electricity and potable water.

Information provided by https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint-Marc

Port de paix

During the Amerindian period this area was called “Xarama” by the Taïno people. The area around the town was given the name “Valparaíso” by Christopher Columbus after landing here in the late evening of December 6, 1492, and today still contains many attractive beaches and cave locations. A ferry operates between the town and Tortuga island, (La Tortue), called “Gusaeni Cahini” by the Taïnos, which is situated just across the water.

The town was founded in 1665 by French filibusters, driven from Tortuga Island by the British occupiers. In 1676 the capital of the French Colony of Saint-Domingue was moved from Tortuga to Port-de-Paix, and it remained the seat of government until 1711 when the capital was moved to Cap-Français. In 1676, Padrejean escaped from slavery in the Port. In 1679 the town saw the first black slave revolt. The area saw great success during the 18th century but on February 27, 1903 the town was almost entirely destroyed by fire, and never attained its former status.

Information provided by https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port-de-Paix

Montrouis

Montrouis is a coastal communal section in Haiti, located in the department of Artibonite,[1] south of Saint-Marc. Montrouis is one of the most important beach tourism destinations in Haiti, with several well renowned hotels and resorts, including the Moulin-sur-Mer. The town is located on the Côtes-des-Arcadins, one of Haiti’s longest stretches of pure white sand beaches. It is also an exceptional place for sailing and fishing.

Information provided by
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montrouis  

Deschapelles

Deschapelles (Haitian Creole: Dechpel) is a town in the Verrettes commune, in the Artibonite department of Haiti. It is located approximately 54 km north of the capital, Port-au-Prince, and has 4 to 5000 inhabitants Approximately. Deschapelles is where the Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti is located.

Information provided by https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deschapelles

Croix Des Bouquets

Croix-des-Bouquets is a northern suburb in the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area. Haiti is world-famous for its exuberant art, richly influenced by nature, history and religion, both Christian and Vodou. The entire village of Croix des Bouquets is a good example of Haitian creativity – it resonates with the sounds of clanging and banging of the mallets and chisels in the process of transforming raw metal into stunning, and often haunting, iron sculptures. The city of Croix-des-Bouquets is on the Plaine du Cul-de-Sac, where many people grow organic foods such as beans, sweet potato, and corn.

On March 22, 1792, the city was the scene of one of the first battles of the Haitian Revolution.

Prior to the 12 January 2010 earthquake, the once crowded city had been restored. The streets had been cleaned up, wholesale merchants and other commerce had been relocated to Port-au-Prince. Retail commerce which once crowded sidewalks downtown now had a dedicated building.

Information provided by https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croix-des-Bouquets
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