“Chay la lou anpil!” I’ve heard so many parents in rural Haiti say this — “The burden is so very heavy!”
They are despairing over the tremendous challenge of caring for their children on annual incomes of less than $400. Feeding, sheltering, and, above all, getting and keeping their children in school is impossible for many.
This despair often leads parents to send their children to the city to live with another family. It’s not that these parents don’t love their children, they just don’t see any other way. And few of them understand the huge risk their children face of becoming enslaved.
There’s a Haitian proverb that serves as the answer to this despair that so many parents endure — “Men anpil, chay pa lou.” It essentially means, “Many hands make the burden light.”
The Schools Not Slavery campaign is a way for you to share some of the burden these parents carry. It is a way to lighten the burden and give their children a much brighter future.
And there’s no better time than now for you to lend a hand. That’s because now through midnight tomorrow your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar and 100% of your gift will be used to help Haitian parents free, feed, and educate their children.
Please click here to give now and help make the burden just a little bit lighter.
With deep gratitude,
Director, Beyond Borders