Within the commune of Croix-des-Bouquets is a long, rugged, rock-strewn road that will lead you to the home of an incredible community. When you look deeper, past the beauty of the land and people, you will see the many burdens they carry.
This village is barren and the families completely impoverished. i'mMe started out visiting the village to bring purified water and a snack to the kids. In time, God placed it on our hearts to design a year-round program with a hope to meet 3 essential needs: Physical – Spiritual - Educational
The Physical: Hunger and Thirst:
Our goal is to provide 3 meals a week designed specifically for malnourished children. The meals will be rich in protein, fat, carbs and vitamins to help reverse the negative effects of malnutrition. Along with a balanced meal, we want to supply purified water for the kids to drink to satisfaction.
Along with serving physical needs, we believe the most impactful thing we can do for this village is to share the Gospel. We divide the children into three groups according to age rotate them through a Bible class, teaching lessons through a ‘story telling’ method in a way children are able to understand. We believe that God has extraordinary plans for His children in Croix-de-Bouquets and we are following His call to help equip them.
The Educational: Health, Hygiene and Literacy:
The children also attend courses in both health/hygiene and language (English for ages 10+ and Creole/French for the younger children). The lessons are modified according to the age of the children and demonstrates applications that are practical within the resources available to the village. We explain the risk associated with an unbalanced diet and our reasoning in choosing the meals for the feeding program. The course also focuses on the significance of basic hygiene actions such as washing hands, brushing teeth, cleaning cuts, etc.
Our vision is to help equip and educate this community to take care of their health so that we will see a lasting change in the village. i'mMe hopes to one day see Croix-dès-Bouquets in a position to be able to stand on its own. We want to see the people here thrive and not just provide a temporary quench of thirst and hunger.
You can be part of this village transformation by partnering with us both financially and through consistent and intentional prayer. Thank you for supporting the children that have stolen the hearts of the staff of i'mMe and every vision trip team that has been blessed with the opportunity to encounter the work God is doing in this village.