The devastating earthquake of 2010 rocked Julio’s world. Living in Port-au-Prince at the time, his family lost everything including their home. Julio’s mother wanted the best for his sister and him, so she arranged for them to be sent to Les Cayes to go to school at Pwojè Espwa. They joined several hundred others at the time who were sent from Port-au-Prince with the hope of starting over.
Julio and his younger sister are growing up at Espwa
With no father at home Julio’s mother, a street merchant, bought and sold goods to make a merger living. She did not however make enough money to provide food, clothing, shelter and education for Julio and his sister. So as many of the earthquake victims returned home to Port-au-Prince months later, Julio and his sister remained in Les Cayes.
Now, seven years later, Julio is about to start secondary school at Pwojè Espwa. He is at the top of his class academically, and serves as a role model to younger and newer Espwa residents. Julio is a recognized dancer, singer, and is working hard to become fluent in English.
The hope that Espwa has brought Julio and his sister is priceless. Through the hands of the housemothers, teachers, visitors, and staff, Julio has been molded into the promising young adult. As this school year begins, Julio would like to say “Thank you” to the many hearts that have helped to lift him up when he thought his world was over.
You can continue to make a difference for children like Julio at Pwoje Espwa. Please consider a sponsorship or monthly donation to help meet their basic needs of food, clothing medical care and education.