The Mercy and Sharing Foundation focuses its work on the island nation of Haiti, home to around 8 million people, including close to 6 million children. Haiti is generally accepted as the western hemisphere’s poorest nation, where overpopulation and environmental degradation have led to what some view as hellish conditions. More than 70 percent of Haitians are unemployed. Those who do have jobs make an average of US $150 per year. Mercy and Sharing cares for more than 3,000 children, orphans, and handicapped children through six schools, three orphanages, nutrition programs, and a medical clinic. The foundation believes not in charity, but in opportunity. They teach children, and in turn the children learn and teach others. They feed children, then teach the children to feed themselves and feed others. They educate children and teach trades to adolescents, empowering them to provide for themselves and their families. As the native Haitian staff members mentor, nurture, love, and respect the children, the children learn to love and respect others. Mercy and Sharing welcomes people to donate their time, effort, and even finances. General volunteers and medical workers – like physicians, nurses, physical therapists, and dental hygienists – are needed to share their love and expertise with Haiti’s youngest citizens. Every dollar donated to Mercy and Sharing goes directly to care for Haiti’s children.
The Mercy and Sharing Foundation