You never quite know where a dash of kindness will lead. Sometimes it means hope for someone struggling, an extra bit of income, or a new friend. For the students attending the Sant Ti moun Byenvini school near our Haiti North site, it meant full bellies and a whole lot of relief.
In early 2021, Haiti struggled with political upheaval and a contracting economy, all while still dealing with the devastating effects of COVID-19. The pandemic meant the country closed its borders, which cut off food supplies from the Dominican Republic and other international suppliers. Groceries became limited and expensive.
Parents even had trouble accessing materials for their small businesses, such as chicken feed. Very quickly, their only source of income was cut off.