Jeanotis a 5 year old boy, orphaned at a very young age. He and his 3 brothers live with their grandmother who collects trash around the town for a living. Before we met this family, they were in such a desperate situation that we were told that when the mother died, they could not afford to bury her so she had to stay in their small shack with them until they could afford to bury her.
Jeanot does not attend our Redeemer's Friend school because he lives too far from us. Instead, we were able to connect him and his brother with the director of another school and make an agreement that if we provide the uniform and his school supplies, that he would be able to go to school for free!
Supporting Jeanot looks a bit different than supporting the kids at our school. We support his family as a whole by providing rice and charcoal, as well as beans and corn to their family to last the whole month. Your support would enable us to continue that. Your support would also assist us in making sure that Jeanot continues to have the school supplies that he needs and the medical care to attend school.
Jeanot is a shy boy. He is very quiet but eager to learn. He doesn't talk much but expressed to us that he was happy to start school.