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The Mercy and Sharing Foundation

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



From The Gift of Passionaries...


For the love of children in poverty’s grasp 


“Susie Scott Krabacher was in Haiti in 1995 on a personal fact-finding mission to check out what was happening with the children of that country. She was having a rare smoke outside the government hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, when a frail, bent woman approached her and tugged her arm. “Come,” the woman told her. Susie followed. The woman led her to a narrow alley between two concrete buildings. In that alley lay a torn piece of cardboard on which lay a little girl, around 4 or 5 years old, who couldn’t have weighed more than 20 pounds. She wore a dirty blue dress; faded plastic hair clips held her braided hair. She was curled in the fetal position, and her bone-thin legs twisted unnaturally. Susie noticed the girl’s dress was soiled and ripped around her pelvis area. She pulled back the torn cloth to reveal the girl’s hip bone protruding through her skin. Countless parasites had infested the wound. Susie picked up the girl and turned to look for the old woman, but she was gone. Holding the girl tightly, Susie hurried back to her hotel, where she held the girl, rocking and singing to her, until a doctor came. The doctor visited often during the next several days. Finally, the girl was well enough to be transported to an orphanage Susie had started years ago in Port-au-Prince. They named the child Vicki….”