Figaro
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Nursing
Nursing - Fully Funded!

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Fully funded!

Figaro
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Nursing - Fully Funded!

Figaro was born in Port-au-Prince, but her parents didn’t have the means to adequately provide for her, so they sent her to live with relatives in a small rural community called Abricots when she was very little. When she started school in Abricots, her teachers recognized that she was exceptionally gifted, so they encouraged her family to send her to school in Jeremie, which was the nearest major city. So she moved in with her aunt and uncle in Jeremie, and she has lived with them ever since. She is especially close with her aunt, who never had biological children. Her aunt sees her as a daughter, and she considers her aunt her mother.

Her aunt, a teacher, and her uncle, a pastor, have been able to create a stable life for her, but it hasn’t been easy financially. Figaro was one of the top students in her high school graduating class, and she is fluent in English, serving as an English teacher at Jeremie’s top English school. Aware of her intellectual gifts, her relatives were determined to find a way to send her to college, so several members of her extended family planned to pitch in to pay for her school. They had the best of intentions, but when all was said and done, they didn’t have nearly enough money. Determined to find a way, she took an entrance exam for prospective freshman students at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, the top nursing school in Jeremie. She had no idea how she would afford it, but she took the next action on faith. She scored in the top 5 out of more than 200 applicants and that’s why she was recommended to our program and eventually received a Thrive Ansanm scholarship.

Age: 20

Location: Jérémie

School: Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Concentration: Nursing

Class/grade: University, Year 2

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Your support provides …

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Education

Education is an essential step toward overcoming poverty. Yet most families struggle to afford to send their kids to school. When a student is supported through Thrive Ansanm, we cover the cost of their tuition, books, uniforms, food, and transportation, so they can stay in school and excel.

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Mentoring

The support of a caring mentor can make all the difference. Our mentors truly care about the students, and they provide much-needed guidance and support. This is especially important for young people living in poverty because often their parents never received an education themselves.

Resources

Resources are the tools that are needed to succeed. In Haiti, most people don’t have access to consistent electricity, and they live in inadequate housing conditions. At our resource center, students can study, connect with their mentors, and access computers and internet.

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Charlotte

Charlotte

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Dorval

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Where does your money go?

School Costs

When you support a student, we commit to keeping that student in school. This means that we cover the student’s tuition and help with other necessities such as books, uniforms, food, and transportation.

Programs

Once the student’s school costs are covered, we invest the majority of the remaining money in our programs. This includes staff/mentor wages, resource center rent, student activities, and other such essential program expenses.

Fundraising / Administration

We reserve a small portion of the money you donate toward a student to help with our fundraising efforts, keep the lights on, and make sure our program is running smoothly.