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Hey everybody! I’m going to be participating in a mission trip to Haiti this January with a group from the Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos, organized through the organization Foundation for Peace. We'll be helping out at a vocational school ... More ...

Hey everybody! I’m going to be participating in a mission trip to Haiti this January with a group from the Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos, organized through the organization Foundation for Peace. We'll be helping out at a vocational school near Port-au-Prince, assisting in English and Computer classes and also doing some construction work helping to expand and improve their facilities.

Haiti is often referred to as the poorest country in the western hemisphere - some statistics: 54% of Haitians live on less than 1 USD a day and half of children under 5 are malnourished. There is also a long history of oppression of the Haitian people by various European colonial powers as well as, in more recent times, western imperialist interests, which have been involved in the destabilization of Haiti’s economy and supported the military coup overthrowing their first democratically elected leader. Needless to say I believe there is a lot of need here, which I hope to assist in alleviating, and I also feel a calling to give back to these people some of what has been taken from them. My hope is that through improved educational facilities the students I meet there will be in a better position to gain some power over their lives and their community.

The cost to go on the trip was $600 and I also paid close to $1000 total in plane tickets. I've decided I'd like to cover the majority of the costs myself but I wanted to open a portion to people who would like to support my going on this trip. FundRazr lets me keep whatever amount of money gets raised so it’s not about making the goal - feel free to give a few dollars or whatever amount you think makes sense! Thanks so much for being interested in my trip!

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