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

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Fully funded!

Jerissa
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Nursing - Fully Funded!

Jerissa lives in the town of Jeremie with her mother and 2 older sisters. Her mother is a brave woman who does her best to support her children, but her small income as a small street vendor is not much for a family of four. Ever since she was a young child, Jerissa has wanted to become a nurse, and thanks to the support of a generous donor, her dream has become a reality. She says, “I choose this profession because it is a beautiful profession, filled with nobility and love. This science has no borders, and I have a passion for taking care of people, especially children.”

One of the most difficult times in Jerissa’s life was when she had to drop out of school after 6th grade because of her family’s financial situation. This was very discouraging for her, but eventually she was able to return and graduate from high school. This memory is a source of motivation for her, reminding her to never take her education for granted. An enthusiastic person, in her free time she enjoys reading and singing in her church choir.

Age: 20

Location: Jérémie

School: Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Concentration: Nursing

Class/grade: University, Year 1

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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.