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***Update 3/23/18*** 

We've updated our fundraising goal thanks to your amazing response and support! Let's get to $12,000!


To all our friends and family, it is with great excitement that we will be traveling to Haiti this March. Until now, the Kettish family has raised funds and participated in a medicine drive, but has never personally visited Haiti. Now, Rohan, Michael, Tige (Joe), and I (Anju) will partner with the Espwa Foundation to accomplish some ambitious goals on this upcoming trip. We hope you will share our vision and help us affect change…we can’t do it without you!

We support Espwa because their principles and approach align with ours. They always try to be a “hand up” to those they serve, not a “hand out,” and this really resonates with us. Rather than going into Haiti with paternalistic ideas about what needs to be done, they work with locals and use methods appropriate to the situation. It is this dignity and respect for individuals that sets Espwa apart. We’re inspired by our cousin Joey (an Espwa board member) and are glad he’ll be able to take the trip with us this March.

In advance of the trip, our family goal is to raise $12,000 for three development projects. These funds will be hand-delivered to Espwa’s local team members, so you can trust that your tax-deductible donation will both reach its intended purpose and be used wisely. The three projects we hope to support are:

  • Choir Support, Goal: $1,000. We hope to assist 2 local choirs in Cap Haitien with purchasing choir robes. The beautiful sounds of these choirs are like nothing you’ve heard before, and they’ve requested new robes for performances. Rather than bringing robes ourselves, we’ll support the Haitian economy by purchasing them in Haiti.

  • College Scholarships, Goal: $5,500. Espwa knows that education followed by meaningful employment is a proven path to overcoming poverty. The organization has committed to helping three young ladies, Anne, Roseguerline, and Eve, in following their dreams of higher education after graduating high school.

  • Agrolide Farming Initiatives, Goal: $5,500. Jovenel Kenold and the Agrolide organization buys and works local farming land, not just to produce food, but to make an impact on the community. Right now, Jovenel manages one ~2.4 acre farm, complete with over a dozen crops and chickens. He also works the land near New Hope Hospital and mentors youth and local residents on farming techniques. He hopes to one day go ‘all-in’ on a large farm that will transform the community.

Tige, the boys, and I are looking forward to spending quality time with people we’ve served from afar and learning about their ongoing needs. Follow along with our trip on Facebook. We’re grateful for any, and all support!

ABOUT March 2018 Trip

While the Espwa Foundation has a team of locals on the ground in Haiti, we like to travel to Haiti throughout the year to continue building relationships and for project accountability. From March 22 – 27, 2018, Espwa will be hosting the Kettish family on a learning trip, where the team will see multiple projects, interact with those we serve, and experience the dynamic of Haiti’s beautiful culture and geography on the backdrop of so much material poverty.

The Espwa Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to serving our brothers and sisters in Cap Haitien, Haiti. Our mission is to develop projects that empower the people of Haiti, alleviate poverty, build relationships, and ultimately encourage hope through Christ’s love. Check out the About Us page to learn more about our organization.

Name Date Amount Comments
Joseph Shaffer 06/01/2018 $420.00  
Dax Coley 03/29/2018 $50.00  
Manish Khanna 03/25/2018 $75.00 Great cause, guys!
Mickey Singh 03/23/2018 $25.00  
Shawn Feeney 03/22/2018 $25.00  
Tyler Gill 03/22/2018 $20.00  
Ajay Bawa 03/20/2018 $100.00  
Richard & Laura Mitoch 03/19/2018 $50.00  
Helen & Tommy Chau 03/18/2018 $50.00 This is Amazing :) Good luck & safe travel the Kettish Family!
Khushi & Priya Gupta 03/16/2018 $50.00  
Garrett Schmidt 03/15/2018 $100.00 Love you guys!
Leslie Canuso Nardozzi 03/15/2018 $100.00 This is fantastic! Best of luck and stay safe!
Elizabeth Williams 03/15/2018 $50.00  
Rithy Srey 03/12/2018 $150.00 Praying for blessings as you all servecin Haiti!
Lina Heidbrink 03/11/2018 $25.00  
Julie Halstead 03/10/2018 $100.00  
Anonymous Friend 03/09/2018 $2,000.00  
Anonymous Friend 03/09/2018 $500.00  
Jimmy Boan 03/07/2018 $100.00 This is awesome Anju. You are such a great person.
Kanav Saraf 03/07/2018 $100.00  
Anonymous Friend 03/07/2018 $1,000.00  
Glotel. Casey 03/06/2018 $500.00 God Bless and protect you. Proud to call you friend.
Nitin Gupta 03/06/2018 $100.00 This is amazing! Good luck to the Kettish Family and safe travels - From Nitin & Neha.
Amita Sharma 03/06/2018 $250.00 You are all so amazing!!!!
Neil Mutreja 03/06/2018 $50.00  
Kayden & Caleb Gupta 03/05/2018 $110.00  
Neha & Dan McCormick 03/04/2018 $100.00  
Mary Ann Stanley 03/04/2018 $100.00 Good luck and safe travels! xo
Theresa Lopresti 03/04/2018 $100.00 Stay safe
Dawn Schmidt 03/04/2018 $25.00 Good Luck Kettish Family
Jennifer Langlois 03/03/2018 $100.00 You all are an amazing family that is always giving and doing incredible things for others! Have a safe trip! The Langlois Family!
Michele Stewart 03/03/2018 $100.00 Best of luck on your trip. It's a great thing you are doing!
Kate McGinty 03/03/2018 $100.00 You all are an amazing family!
Tina Basalla 03/03/2018 $100.00  
Jeff Baugus 03/03/2018 $100.00 Wonderful! Have a great time
Tony and Hilda Esposito 03/02/2018 $100.00 Good luck and can't wait to hear about your experience there! :-)
Budd Shaffer 03/01/2018 $100.00 Much love to the Kettish crew
Seema Ekbote 02/28/2018 $500.00 Awesome way to help others--best wishes and thanks to the Kettish Krew
Saurabh Mahajan 02/27/2018 $50.00 good luck guys!
Dibyajyoti Mahajan 02/27/2018 $100.00 Keep up the good work
Anonymous Friend 02/27/2018 $25.00  
Nina Vellayan 02/27/2018 $100.00 Good luck guys and stay safe...Vellayan's
Shelly and Saji Eapen 02/27/2018 $100.00 Proud of you all!
Anju Kettish 02/27/2018 $1,000.00  
Nruti Brown 02/27/2018 $1,000.00  
  Total $10,000.00  
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