Contact Info - email@example.com to obtain more info or stay in touch with us & visit our website for more info www.haitiloverevolution.org
About us: We are a married couple who have a church of 380 people in Port au Prince , a feeding programme, undeveloped land that we have a big vision for & a recording studio where we produce music that helps educate youth and young adults in regards to the many issues they are faced with living on the streets of Haiti. Right now we have an immediate need to get a house rented to provide a place for these kids and teenagers to stay & hope you can help us make that happen!
Immediate Needs For Projects Already in Operation & Fundraising Objectives
Haiti Love Revolution Community House Budget Breakdown 2013 What We need to Make This Happen:
Overview:The Community House is a temporary emergency shelter catering to the homeless street youth in Port-Au-Prince Haiti.This is a short term solution we are implementing to be able to meet the immediate need to get the kids off the street while we continue to raise funds and awareness for out long term objective to build our own facility on the land we own in Santo PAP Haiti to provide a long term sustainable solution.
Monthly Expenses / Over Head For The Community House:
Total Monthly Operating Cost :$700.00 USD Monthly Donations Needed to meet these needs.
Yearly Expenses :
Total : $12,300 USD *These Resources are critical to obtain no later than April 2013 to secure the house & pay the rent 1 year in advance*
One Time Expenses :
Total : $6900 USD
GRAND TOTAL FUNDRAISING GOAL FOR THE OPENING OF THE COMMUNITY HOUSE IN MAY 2013 : $18,300 USD
Thank You! David & Steph Limage
2012 has been such an awesome and crazy year for us! we could not have accomplished so much with out all of you. a big THANK you to Darian and the Love Global team for doing what you do and always responding to emails ASAP no matter what, that means so much and goes a long way! THANK YOU beyond thank you to all of the donors we have had this year from 10$ to 1000$ + you are all so amazing. we are working on our 2012 audit as we speak to show you what was accomplished, where we used the funds you so graciously donated and what is in the pipeline for 2013! THANK YOU, we wish there were more words but we really hope that you realise how much you have made an impact..
steph + david limage
Here is an interesting contributor article from DEVEX that you may find interesting RE: your most memorable international development moments in 2012.
the crazy apparel donation!
well its been a while since our last post but we wanted to let people know what we are up 2 for Christmas in Haiti. We originally were planning a soccer outreach /handing out some new soccer balls for the kids but it looks like we are going to be doing that and then some. We had an amazing skateboarding apparel company donate a skid of apparel ( clothing, shoes, coats etc) to the kids of haiti ! Due to the fact it is hard to get massive amounts of stuff to the island all in one go we are trying to split it up into sections for now so we can have some really nice stuff for the kids at Christmas time. The rest of the skid will have to come to the island in the new year when we are eligible for another shipping grant.
we are trying to sort out the best way to distribute this amount of stuff in the community with out causing a big fuss or drama. it can be really stressful handing out stuff in haiti , especially when some one feels left out or you don't have enough to go around..which tends to be the case most times even with food outreach due to the simple fact the need is so great.
we often think when we head out with a load of goods/food that we are going to be this massive blessing and instead we end up driving away feeling like we didn't do enough. we can expect to have a mob of people surrounding the truck begging for more food after we run out..so with really cool brand name apparel this is going to be tricky.
none the less its a blessing but we definitely need to sort out a safe and 'calm' way to hand out the new stuff for the kids.
its been crazy to see how food shipments just keep coming and now we have this amazing supply of apparel so we have no complaints but there defiantly is no crash course in front line distribution in 3rd world countries ..
christmas day we will be doing our outreach and taking some photos for our friends and supporters to see and on top of the apparel outreach we will be also doing the soccer outreach.
we are excited for the big skid/shipment to land in haiti because it includes a bunch of skateboards so that will be amazing to teach the kids how to skateboard..its not a sport in haiti yet so it will make for some good photos for sure.
david + steph
for several months i must admit i have grown a bit weary and worn out from the countless emails and phone calls we get from people with orphanages in haiti asking us for food, pleading with us...and not considering the time and money it takes to organize a truck + crew to pick up the supplies, go to the warehouse, deal with gangs, scary neighbourhoods, flat tires and language barriers. then we have to go where the streets have no name and find these little places to meet up with people to give them the food...it is all very random and as much as you try to plan things it doesn't work out the way you plan so you have to let it all go or else you will go bonkers...
given my husband is haitian it makes life a bit easier than the average foreigner on this island but i still need to take a step back some times and just breathe and remember that i am dealing with starving people in desperate situations who most likely if nourished with proper meals would have better communication and ethics. I dream of the day when one of these people / orphanages in need write me or call me and say " how are you doing?" those are words I don't hear to often at all to be honest ... i feel more like a resource than a human half the time...
the other day i was in a small haitian border town called Dajabón and while we were waiting for some paper work we went to a little hut/shop to chill out . i went to the bathroom and this guy who ran the hut / shop said to me " can i please have some money to buy some rice?" and i said yes of course , we do have a few big flats of rice all the way in PAP but i don't exactly travel with rice everyday... so i gave him the last of my money and then this warm fuzzy feeling came over me... i started to cry .. i then sat down and looked around the slum and smiled at everyone i saw and felt God melting my heart again for haiti..its been a long time since i felt that love for haiti and that understanding that only god can bring...
i then was filled with love and vision again for haiti and my heart that had hard scales on it towards the people who have hurt me , lied to me and abused my trust over the past few years while i was just trying to help them all seemed to melt away...
so as we were sitting a friend of mine who started one of the largest youth movements in canada and wrote a best seller on the global humanitarian crisis said to me " do u think gods a racist?" ..i nearly spit out my drink...i replied " no!" and he said " then why do u think he has not helped haiti yet?, all these people just starving and suffering for over 200 years and some of the haitian people who are praying are devoted christians and still are living in total poverty..where is god for them...but how come in Canada we preach and teach when u pray god will answer and then we see results?" . I told him it was all about timing, that haiti will have its time and justice and Gods time is not like our time and he loves haiti and for us who are born in Canada into privilege it is our responsibility to care for the poor and steward what we have , which was some thing he also thought. so what i took away from my experience the other day was a new perspective on how we really need to engage north americans to give them the opportunity to come to haiti and see for them selves.
if you don't see it then how will you really understand, by seeing my face-book posts and photos? you wont really understand till you have been to a place. my sisters and mom are a good example . they came to haiti for their first time last year when i was getting married. they then saw how people were living and are now advocates for haitians and my sisters are planning to move to the island to help haitians with what ever skills they can offer and transfer while utilizing the networks in north america. i know we cant all get up and move to haiti but it really needs some love , to me its like a needy baby with no mother.
anyways over the past months i grew tired of fund-raising and trying to get people to understand and now i am in a place where i am really trusting and just asking god directly for help because we need help from you to keep helping haiti.
robbed in vancouver = LAME
yea i know my video is sideways ..i am so not stoked right now in anyway.. i had the worst night i was robbed on granville street had to deal with police, had to get a new phone, lost money we needed and i feel crazy. tomorrow i am doing a massive event in the DTES of vancity and really need to be on my game! clearly the devil is pissed at me ...i need prayer and also for all the crap that was jacked from me to be replaced because i am pooped out and cant replace it! thingsget better then they get bad then up then down... i need some chill calm waters for a while...i need it...
Think you can give me a break and some cash?
Despite this travesty I see how God always protects these kids from diseases that they should be contracting from eating things from the ground but they dont because God loves them,and he's waiting for you to participate to help the children find a better situation so they can be happy, have a good education and be someone important in the country.Taking the children out of Haiti and adopting them wont heal my nation, you need to come here and live in the culture with the children to raise them as Haitians so they can be leaders and rebuild the Country, they are the future.
Help us make a better place for these children to live.I know you will be proud when tomorrow that little boy from the streets that u were helping becomes a very important person, you will be proud of what you did for them and God will bless you.
There's so many needs in Haiti and my wife and I , we want to bring a change to haiti and we are fighting to change it ! We are fighting for the orphaned kids the ones that are living on the streets who don't have anywhere to go,the ones that our government neglects the most
After the earth quake I met a little girl named Fanie she is only 1 3 and has a little sister that is 7 years old . They lost their parents during the Earth Quake on the 12th of January and Fanie had to take care of her and 7 year old sister and were living in a tent. Along came a 45 year old man who started sexually abusing her and in return for the sexual abuse …… some food and few dollars to take care of her little sister.
Some times she would say that she didn't have the strength to do it but because she cares for her little sister she had the responsibility to take care of her..and if she didn't do it he's not going to give her any more food or money ( we are talking 5$… I tried to help her but when I went back to get her when I had money to help her , she was gone.
So that's the situation & reality in haiti and we really need your help ,we need to show these kids that Jesus loves them and that they are worth more than that.
My wife and I have a dream for Haiti and we have been working together to make it a reality. As I mentioned I am from haiti so we know what's happening here and we want to stop it!
We want people from other countries to hear the voice of haiti,we want to stop the orphan organ trafficking and stop the gangs and drug dealers from using the kids as drug mules for gang members and stop abusing them sexually.
These kids are just asking for love and a place to live so please we need your help for our country and God loves them!
Bring them to the kingdom of God with us let's teach them how great is God and how he is using you to help them have a better place in this world and a better life .I know what it feels like because I am an orphan and I know how they are suffering because I've been through it and I used to feel lonely,desperate,and sometimes others would disrespect and abuse me because they know that no one will stand up for me……but they were wrong God was always there for me when ever I needed him,and he gave me a wonderful wife who has a big heart and love shlepping people.Help us offer these kids security, offer them a home and offer them love. help us teach them that they can dream and their dreams can come true, just like me.
Change is Coming to Haiti
A few months after the Earth Quake I met my wife Stephanie while she was in Haiti helping people and God told me that she was the one for me.Since the day we met we began to work together & we want to do more in Haiti especially with the children that live here.
There is a lot of weird things going in my country especially with the orphaned children and we need your help to get them a home, a safe home where people care about them.In my country they don't really care about the orphans especially the ones that live on the street ,they have no one to look after them,they are in a country where people come from all over the world and take them from the streets to exploit them in various disgusting ways. They pick up a child format he street and tell them they will feed them and then they murder them and take their organs and sell them on the black market, it happens everyday and no one is watching or reporting it, nor is there anyone who really cares.
The street kids are also used as drug mules and they are sexually abused , little boys & girls. This is not right that's why we need your support to make a change in Haiti so we can work to make the Country a better place. All of these children need a home, and there is only one thing they are asking and that is to show them love and make them believe in themselves . We need to billed them, up and tell them that they can be a very important person one day when they grow up,
Haiti's future presidents, future prime ministers and future police officers are the kids on the streets and we need to help them and let them believe that they are very special.
The Dreams my wife and I have is to offer these children a home ,help them eat properly and show them that they have something good inside of to offer the world The other day I went to the country side outside Port-au-Prince to a placed called Miragoane to pick up a truck when I saw that little boy about 7 years old and he was running after the other orphans on the street and that little boy should be at school and he wasn't eating properly like thousands of kids in Haiti.
The Children who live on the streets are eating bad food..and when I say bad I mean they eat what ever comes to them like dogs.
Hi my name is David Limage , I am a 29 year old Haitian man who was born & raised in Port- au-Prince Haiti for a majority of my life aside from a period of time I went to school & lived in Miami Florida before my mother got sick and I had to move back to Haiti to care for her.I am an Orphan but growing up my parents were both pastors and had a church in Carrefour Haiti that is still going today.
God loves me so much that I can't stop telling others about how he has showed me so much love and has made a lot miracles happen in my life.When I was a 3 year old boy I was very sick, my mom found out that I had a problem with my heart. The problem was a little hole in my heart and the doctor said to my mother that they couldn't do anything for me.My mother thought that she was going to loose me.
My parents took me to several hospitals, but they could never find any way to help me and the Dr's said it was hopeless.My Mother started praying with me & after 7 days we returned to the hospital & the Dr conducted the same examination on me and discovered the hole in my heart was no longer there, I had been healed. The doctors at Jacksonville Miami Hospital could not believe their eyes.God healed me because he had a plan for me.
I lost my father in november 1988 and after my Dad died my mom was the only one taking care of us and made sure my two brothers & I were provided with a good education. In 2003 I also lost my mother to Diabetes , it is the same disease that took my father from us in 1988.Before my mother died I took care of her while she was suffering,I was her doctor…well that's what she used to call me because she always wished that I could have been a doctor.After she passed away I had to face life on my own back in Haiti and had no one except for God .I went through a very difficult time and have experienced the street life in Haiti and I had to fight to obtain what I wanted to get on my feet. I wasn't used to being on my own with out my family and my brothers were back in Miami.
On the 12th of January 2010 my house collapsed during the Earth Quake and I was inside on the 1st floor and the 2nd floor collapsed and fell directly on me. I was trapped for 11 hours with the concrete roof on top of me and dead bodies around me, I thought I was going to die like that.After several hours of being trapped and praying non stop my friend who is a cripple and has a back injury from a pervious car accident came to rescue me and he had to dig alot to get me out of the house. 7 people died in the house but I survived and God once again saved my life because he had a plan for me.
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