“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13)
Empowering mamas to keep their babies
Shortly after the earthquake in 2010 a desperate mother came to us with a dying three-month-old infant. He had been hospitalized and on oxygen during the earthquake. His bed was needed for earthquake victims, and the nurses told his mother she should just take him home because he was going to die anyway. She covered him in a blanket and began walking the several hour-long journey home. She didn’t dare to look down in fear that he would already be dead. When she arrived at her village, HFAP was running a clinic not far from her house. She brought the tiny bundle in her arms and laid him before us. Refusing to look at him, she begged us to take him. This dear mother had watched two of her children die before her eyes, and her heart could not go through the excruciating pain a third time.
Within a few weeks, the little boy grew stronger and healthier in our care. His recovery was a true miracle. His story is not rare. Time after time mothers come to our gate or our clinics bringing their children in desperation. Not once has a mother said, “I don’t love my child. I don’t want to care for them.” Their reasoning is always the need for food, medications, or other necessities that they cannot afford. With no choice left, and their child on death’s doorstep, they search and plead for help.
When we ask these mothers, “If you could provide for your child, would you want to keep him?” The answer is almost always a resounding yes! If these women had an income to provide basic needs for their children they could remain a family and save themselves from the emotional agony of separation. That is what Gift of Hope is all about.
Gift of Hope provides opportunity, training, discipleship, and jobs to women who desire to keep their children, but simply cannot afford to do so.
Gift of Hope empowers struggling mamas to have a better tomorrow.
Many of the unique and beautiful items our mamas learn to make are available for purchase on our store page! We also have a boutique in Haiti. If you find yourself in Port-au-Prince, stop on by! You can meet these fabulous women and shop until your heart is content!
Send your support to these women today! Visit our store to purchase goods made by these women or support our Gift of Hope ministry.