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Haiti

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western hemisphere with a population of over 10 million and 80% live in poverty. Eight out of every 100 children die before they reach their 5th birthday. There are more than 420,000 orphans in Haiti. School fees in Haiti prohibitively expensive, therefore the literacy rate in Haiti is just 50%.

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Uganda

Northern Uganda has been devastated by years of War, AIDS, and Poverty. Over 2 million children below the age of 15 have lost one or both parents to this devastation. Without help these children will have little hope for the future; growing up without food, shelter, or an education. Fortunately, a man with a vision of hope for these children established "Acres of Hope, Uganda".

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About World of God

Through our partners World of God provides young people with a quality education that shapes their future, enables their success and transforms their communities. Through education, World of God envisions a future in which its students graduate with the skills needed to foster local sustainability, alleviate severe poverty and restore community prosperity.

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Haiti

Short Story of My Life
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I was born in 1979 in Cathor-Bayonnais, 3rd section of the town of Gonaives, Artibonite, Department of Haiti.  I was brought up in a very poor family where everyone practiced voodoo. My mom was a single parent. In 1991, at 12 years of age, she sent me to school at Ecole Nazareen.

In Bayonnais, particularly in Cathor, when children completed their elementary school in 6th grade, they could not go to high school.  There was no high school in Bayonnais and parents had no financial resources to send them to Gonaives to attend high school. The students were forced to go to the Dominican Republic in order to seek a better life.  There, they were despised, abused, humiliated, and sometimes killed by the Dominicans.

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Uganda

Letter Writing Information
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We would like to share our letter writing procedures with you this month. (This might serve as a reminder for some of our longer-term sponsors.) 

* Sponsors can expect 3 letters from your sponsored child each year. In Uganda the children have 3 school terms, so your child will write to you at least once during each term.  Some children might write more, but the expectation is 3 letters.

* Sponsors are welcome to write as frequently as you like. The letters you send will be shared with your child, but technology and personnel constraints might not allow the child to respond quickly. 

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