How it works
Practical and relational solutions to help students thrive.
Students receive financial support from generous people like you. Once a student is fully supported, we commit to keep that student in school and provide the support they need to succeed. Our staff on the ground work directly with local schools, students, and their families to ensure that each student’s financial needs are met and funds are properly managed.
Students receive access to education, mentoring, and resources. Upon reaching their financial goal, students receive financial aid for school, are assigned a local mentor, and gain access to the Thrive Ansanm resource center. They also may attend all supplementary training and extracurricular activities that we provide.
Beyond the Classroom
Our ultimate goal is not just to get students through school but to help them thrive. That’s why we take both a practical and relational approach. We desire to create an environment where young people can thrive and grow physically, mentally, and emotionally.
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.
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 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.
Read student stories and stay up-to-date on the Thrive Ansanm blog.
We are committed to financial transparency, and we strive to be as efficient as possible so that every dollar has the greatest possible impact.
Where does your money go?
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.
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.