By Alana, Haiti Child Sponsor
At 9am I was on the road to the PACODES project where my sponsored child, Fabiola lives. I was chatting with World Vision staff about life in Haiti and enjoying the bumpy roads of La Gonave, the Island off the coast of Haiti. Fabiola’s village is very remote and we drove for 2.5 hours to reach her community.
We arrived by 4WD at the World Vision Office. I looked up from the car and saw Fabiola and her Mum waiting there for me. I walked up the stairs and said “Is this Fabiola!?” and she stood up and nodded her head. “It’s so lovely to meet you both, I am so excited” I said.
Having Fabiola warm to me and show me that she cares and showing me off proudly to her village were unforgettable moments for me. We spent the next five hours together, walking around and exploring her community with World Vision.
She is 10 years old and it was hard for her to understand that I don’t speak her language, Creole (because her village is so remote).
I asked her how she would like our day together to go. She said that she would love to take me to see her village, to her school, to show me her school book and to collect her sister to come for lunch with us. I loved these requests and together with World Vision we made her requests happen.
I felt pure joy seeing Fabiola’s face, her smile, her laugh, her family, her school and her village. I truly felt like the luckiest person to be able to sponsor and support this amazing little girl from afar.