Marie Victoire Alexis, 11
Marie Victoire has two brothers at the
orphanage, Simon Alexis and Francois Saint-Lot. Her father
died and her mother is very, very poor and does not have
money to feed her or send her to school. She loves to go to
school and finished at the top of class of students at
Rescue Children Orphanage. She loves to sing in church and
already shows signs of leadership.
Simon Alexis, 14
Simon has a sister, Marie Victoire Alexis, and little brother, Francois Saint Lot, at
the orphanage. Before his father died, they worked in the
garden together and dreamed of owning their own Tap-Tap
business. He cried a lot after he died because he was
sad, but he is happier now at the orphanage. Simon wants to
be an engineer and pastor. He helps with the younger
children at the orphanage and sets a good example for them.
July (pronounced like Julie) is our miracle child.
She was rescued literally by Rescue Children Orphanage.
Abandoned by her mother and left with an old woman with
no money to feed her, she was on her way to carry July to
the garbage dump, but Junior overheard the lady talking
and asked Miss Lynda if the orphanage would accept her.
She has a home now and everyone loves her.
Widlyne Bonheur, 3
Widlyne was abandoned by her father
and her mother has no money to feed her. She was not happy
when she first came to the orphanage because she didn't know
anyone, but now she is happy and likes her new family.
like to play with dolls and loves school.
Yverde Cenat, 10
Yverde was abandoned by her parents
and does not know where they are. She did not attend
school until she came to Rescue Children Orphanage.
She loves to go to school, to read, to play with dolls and to
sing. Yverde has a beautiful voice. Sometimes
she helps to wash the dishes.
Macson loves to sing and go to
school. He can sing some songs in Spanish. He
church music and sings a lot of hymns. He likes Bible stories
that Miss Lynda tells with the felt characters. His
father was murdered when he was a baby and his mother is
unable to earn a living because she is blind. She used
to help with laundry at the orphanage but became sick.
Shelda was abandoned by her
parents and raised by her grandmother until last year
when she came to the orphanage. Her grandmother was
always working and she had no one to take care of her.
She picked up some bad habits, but she is learning to
be polite. Shelda loves to sing and has a beautful
voice and smile.
Eland Elcius, 15
Eland and his brother Roberde
were brought to the orphanage by relatives. His mother and
father are both dead, and the relatives could not afford to feed
or keep them. He had never been to school before, but he
is now learning to read and write and loves school.
He is a very bright young man and is very polite.
Eland has a beautiful voice and loves to sing hymns.
and his brother Eland were brought to the orphanage by
relatives. Both parents are dead, and the relatives were
too poor to feed or keep them. Roberde had never been to
school before and is now learning to read and write. He is
very eager to learn all he can and is very polite. He
loves to sing.
Mafuna Maxi, 8
Mafuna is the sister of Roger
Maxi and has been at the orphanage since it opened. She is
a very beautiful and bright little girl who loves to play mother
to Baby July. Mafuna likes to go to school and sing hymns.
She enjoys playing with dolls and sometimes talks too much
(remember, she's a little woman). She has a good sense of
Roger Maxi, 6
Roger and his older sister,
Mafuna, have been at the orphanage since it opened in 2005.
His father was murdered and his mother had eight children and
not enough food for them. Although Roger is small, he is
very strong willed. He is very intelligent and loves to go
to school. Sometimes he is the "professeur" and teaches
the other children. Roger loves to play with cars, and
sometimes invents his own toys as do other children at the
Nalande Omilus, 11
Nalande is currently the oldest
of the girls at the orphanage and is showing some signs of
leadership. She was abandoned by her parents and lived in the
same home as Shelda. She is dependable if asked to help at
the orphanage. Nalande loves to go to school and is good
at helping the younger children. She loves to sing and
draw and always has a smile on her face.
Rodlin Pierre, 7
Rodlin and his brother,
Stevenson, came to the orphanage in June. Their mother
died three years ago and the father has no one to watch them
while he works, so he bought them a patty to eat for breakfast
and left them roaming around in their neighborhood. Rodlin
was severely malnourished when he came to the orphanage, but he
is gaining weight and also responding well to the discipline.
Stevenson Pierre, 4
Stevenson and his brother, Rodlin,
came to the orphanage in June. He was one year old when
his mother died and he instantly bonded with Miss Lynda.
He is starved for affection and is quite a little charmer.
Because he and Rodlin were allowed to roam the neighborhood
while their father worked, it was a challenge for him to adapt
to structure, but he has done a great job and he is also gaining
Phara Presendieu, 9
Phara's father has abandoned her
mother who is suffering from AIDS. She is a very outgoing
and friendly young lady who always has a smile on her face.
She loves going to school and singing. She is good with
the younger children and often acts as a "little mother" to
them. Phara has a very positive attitude and is a real joy
to be around.
Geff-Alande St-Germain, 4
Geff-Alande was abandoned by his
father and his mother did not have money to feed him. She
has not visited him since he came to the orphanage over a year
ago. He is always pleasant and polite, mostly quiet, and
calls Miss Lynda "Mama" which she loves. He loves to dress
up for church and feels proud with his shirt and tie on.
Geff-Alande loves to go to school and enjoys playing with cars.
He has good manners and is always polite.
Wilner Saintil, 10
Wilner has a brother, Ylema,
at the orphanage. Both of their parents are dead and their
relatives did not have enough money to take care of them an feed
them. Wilner is always happy and enjoys going to school
for the first time. He is learning to read and write and is
very proud of that. He is very courteous and always ready
to help out. Wilner always wears a smile.
Ylema Saintil, 12
Ylema and his brother, Wilner,
came to the orphanage in February. Both parents are dead
and relatives were too poor to care for them. Ylema is a
bit of a mystery, always pleasant but mostly a loner. He
loves going to school for the first time in his life and is
learning to read and write. Ylema is very quiet and
withdrawn, but friendly when engaged in conversation.
Francois Saint-Lot, 4
Francois is the younger brother
of Marie Victoire and Simon Alexis. His father abandoned him
and his mother is too poor to provide for him. He is a
real livewire and a bit hyper but is calming down as time
passes by. He loves to sing and play with cars and is very
affectionate. Francois loves going to school.
Alex Vaval, 7
Alex' mother is dead and he
is one of eight children. The father is not able to
provide food for all of them. He is very intelligent and
loves to go to school and is interested in learning. He
also loves to sing hymns. Alex wants to be a doctor when
he grows up.