|Photo by Alice Speri. Reginal Janvier reads to children at a tent camp in Tabarre|
Li, Li, Li! NEEDS YOUR DONATION NOW
August 20, 2011
PLEASE DONATE $25 or MORE SO THAT OUR PROGRAM CAN CONTINUE TO REACH 3,000+ CHILDREN EACH MONTH IN 25 TENT & TARP CAMPS WHERE CHILDREN HAVE NO TELEVISION, NO RADIO, NO TOYS, NO BOOKS AND FOR MANY – NO HOPE.
Please donate through our secure Paypal link at http://www.lililiread.org/
Our storybook reading out loud program helps ease the trauma, the stories inspire hope, and we provide cholera education & supplies. Li, Li, Li! is still very important to the children. It provides relief from the misery and frustration of living in torn tents amongst mud and floods and tropical storms. We provide a model for literacy -- more than half of Haiti's children do not have access to school. We demonstrate to the children that we (you included) truly care and are there for the long haul -- but we need your support to continue this important work.
Our program is still as necessary as it was a year ago!
More than 650,000 people still live in approximately 1,000 horrible tent encampments in and around Haiti's capital. Most of these camps have no resources, no water, no food, no medical care. Human rights & development organizations have criticized the slow response to this humanitarian disaster. A deadly cholera epidemic is still raging causing more deaths and suffering.
Finally, our readers, all Haitian and victims of the earthquake, receive a monthly salary that is critical to the wellbeing of their own families -- each supporting approximately 6 other people.