Although we are not limiting the number of times you write to your child during the year, we ask that if you wish to send money, you would limit this to a maximum of $20 per letter and no more than $100 in a year. Even these amounts are quite substantial in a country like Haiti, with an average per capita income of $350 annually. Sending even $20 once in the year would be equivalent to someone sending your child in the USA a gift that equals 5% of your annual income. One hundred dollars in gifts are equal to the monthly pay of a professional carpenter or mason in the country of Haiti.
Please help us to create a healthier gift-giving platform by channeling your extra gift-giving for your sponsored child into our “School Building Improvement” Fund, and by keeping any financial gifts to your children within the parameters we have outlined. Thank you for helping us to make our programs healthier for every child, with each passing year.