Edline is a young single mother with three children and one on the way. She and her family come from the mountains. Edline arrived in Jacmel last Fall because she wanted her children to attend school. She did not have a place of her own so she lived with her cousin for a time. After awhile, they could no longer stay because none of these shacks are not large enough for eight people, nor do they have beds on which to sleep. It is very common here in Haiti for the poor to be sleeping on the floor on just a piece of cardboard. At the time we met Edline, she was suffering from stomach problems, especially in the morning. Well, we found out that she is pregnant. She is due in July. We have her now in a program that offers pre-natal care. We also have been blessed to help her have a place of her own for her family.
Edline and her family get a home of their own