Seven-year-old Adeley lives with his parents in the northern part of Haiti. His father, Adlin, is a farmer and supports the family by selling his crops at the market. Their income is at the mercy of the weather. And due to frequent floods in the region, the family has experienced financial challenges.
When Adeley was born, he had medical issues that severely depleted the family’s finances. As rain and flooding destroyed much of their crops, his parents became desperate. “In the face of the extreme stress we faced, I surrendered to the Lord because we were totally helpless and couldn't take care of Adeley,” says his mother, Sherline.
Then, at church, they met Faniel, a Compassion partnership facilitator. When he learned of the difficult times the family was going through, he recommended that they apply for the Child Sponsorship Program. “Our meeting with Brother Faniel was decisive for us. He showed us the way to the great family of Compassion,” says Adlin.
The support of Compassion fostered deep hope in the family. So when the pandemic struck, they knew the partner church would help them survive. During the months Adeley was at home, Compassion staff checked in on the family, delivering groceries and hygiene supplies.
With support from Compassion, the family is back on their feet. Adlin is farming again, and Sherline started a food business that bolsters the family's income.