From Hopeful Student to Successful Nurse in Haiti

Growing up near our Haiti North site, life wasn’t always easy on Djenica.  Though she was incredibly smart, her parents couldn’t afford the school supplies to further her studies. Even buying food and clothes, the basic necessities, was a challenge for them.   When she was 11 years old, and desperately needed it, Djenica was chosen …

A Helping Hand for Marco

When Brother Marcelin first met Marco, he saw a boy who would someday be a great man.   Br. Marcelin, director of Chalice’s Haiti South site, knew Marco had the potential to accomplish all his dreams. To get there, though, he desperately needed a helping hand.  Marco suffered from a disease called lichen planus, an inflammatory skin …

Photo Friday: Our top 5 ‘Group’ photos

Welcome to Photo Friday! Each Friday, we share photo collections of our favourite shots from our sponsor sites around the world.  You’re at an event with some old friends. Everyone is laughing over treats and hot drinks when, suddenly, someone pulls out their phone and says, “Hey…why don’t we take a group photo?”   Whether gathering at a coffee shop, …

Sirilia Gives Her Family a Home

Tucking children into bed, folding tasty ingredients into a sauce on the stove, and having a quiet spot to relax with a cup of tea – these are just a few things moms love about having their own home.   Sadly, for many living at and near our Haiti North site, stable shelter isn’t always a reality.   Where Sirilia lives, agriculture …

Photo Friday: Our top 5 ‘Home-Sweet-Home’ photos!

Welcome to Photo Friday! Each Friday, we share photo collections of our favourite shots from our sponsor sites around the world.  There’s no place like home. Having a safe place to sleep and a roof over one’s head is a basic right everyone should have access to. Sadly, many people live on the streets, or in unsafe structures.  …

A Wave of Change in St. Dominque

Since 1999, Chalice supporters have made a difference in Haiti. They’ve provided disaster relief in the wake of the 2010 earthquake and 2016 hurricane, and helped sponsored children complete their education. And at our St. Dominique site, grants, gift catalogue purchases and sponsorships fueled by generous donors are generating waves of change.  At one of the orphanages Chalice works with in Haiti, finding the …

Photo Friday: Our top 5 ‘Colourful Clothes’ photos!

Welcome to Photo Friday! Each Friday, we share photo collections of our favourite shots from our sponsor sites around the world.  An outfit is a form of self-expression, and at our sponsor sites in Haiti, many children and adults are rocking some colourful garb. Our top 5 ‘Colourful Clothes’ photos are a celebration of the beautiful cultures that influence style around the world.  #5: …

Kindness Goes a Long Way in Haiti

You never quite know where a dash of kindness will lead. Sometimes it means hope for someone struggling, an extra bit of income, or a new friend. For the students attending the Sant Ti moun Byenvini school near our Haiti North site, it meant full bellies and a whole lot of relief.  In early 2021, Haiti struggled with political upheaval and a …

Sponsorship builds communities- brick by brick

In Haiti, life is a daily struggle. Some families may have a small amount of food in their home for a daily meal, but most don’t. Each day is uncertain. Will they be able to find a way to earn some money today? Will their kids go hungry again? Sponsorship gives parents a little security …