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A New Family to Love

Féniel and his brother Francilus at the NPH Haiti home.
February 28, 2017 - Haiti

Féniel graduated from kindergarten at FWAL school

In 2016, the St. Anne baby house accepted four new children. Some were living in extreme poverty, and some were abandoned at the front gate of the St. Damien Pediatric Hospital. We were glad to have Féniel* and Francilus*, two brothers who came with their father due to the bad conditions they were living in at home. When the two brothers came they were very malnourished.

They were able to receive treatment for their malnutrition and are living at the St. Anne home with the other children. Both of them are very happy, and have made goof friends with the other children. They like to eat, and they also share everything they have with each other. Féniel is six years-old and quickly started kindergarten at FWAL near by the St. Anne home. On June 17, 2016 Féniel graduated from kindergarten and started first grade last September. Féniel is very smart and likes to study and draw.

According to Féniel, they used to only eat once a day and even then it was normally just some rice. Now Féniel says he eats a lot of food, three times a day, and knows that this will make him grow and become strong. The caregivers have taken a special liking to the boys, as they do most children, and say that their favorite food is rice and beans “diri kole ak pwa.”

We only take children from zero to six years at the baby house, and so Féniel has moved up to St. Helene flagship home to join the older children. According to Féniel, “I am glad to be at the St. Helene home, and I have a lot of friends. I used to have just one friend, my brother, but today I have many roommates that I can talk to everyday.”

Thank you for helping give Féniel and Francilus food, education, healthcare and love.

Denso Gay   
Communication Officer

You may be only one person in the world, but you may be all the world to one child.
—Fr. William Wasson




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