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Ending Poverty; The Apparent Way

Ending Poverty; The Apparent Way

Childcare for at-risk babies sets the stage. Preschool opens the curtains. Manager training turns on the light. Now the story can be told. And what a powerful story it is; empowerment of Haitian families to rise out of poverty, disrupting the cycle, and changing the trajectory of the next generation. Thank you to Mrs. Green’s World for hosting our Director, Marilyn Monaghan and allowing her to share history, stories, and inspiration about all that ApParent Project is doing. It is quite a feat to rise out of poverty, and cannot be done

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It’s About the Little Girls

It’s About the Little Girls

Okay, do me a favor…… Imagine in your own mind the picture of the most adorable little girl you know. A bounce in her step. A smile on her face. Cute dimples, adorable eyes that draw you in and you can’t help but smile. Now do me a favor – and this one is harder……. Walk down the road in Port Au Prince Haiti with me. It’s hot. Really hot. You can’t hardly look up because you run the risk of either stepping in something “unsavory” or twisting your ankle on a

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After the Hurricane

After the Hurricane

By Shelley Jean Another tragedy. Blow after blow Haiti takes another hit. The stories never end. We hear the big ones, but there are so many unfathomable daily tragedies that go unnoticed. My eight years in Haiti has made my heart so fragile. Every day I hear of a tragedy that would cripple for life in America. Another baby has died. Another shooting. Another one with cancer. Another domestic abuse situation. Another mother at the gate begging to give her child up because she is hungry. The silver lining on a hurricane

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Meet the Newest Member of Our Team!

Hello to all our Apparent Project friends! Thanks so much for the support you’ve shown through sales, donations, encouragement and prayers. We appreciate the many ways that people all over the USA, Canada (and beyond!) have helped us provide opportunities for Haitian friends. Opportunities to rise up out of poverty & be empowered to dream their dreams… to provide a better present & future hope for their families. We appreciate you! I want to introduce you to a new member of our AP team! Tom Vanderwell will be helping to share our

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Residential Schools and Modern Adoption

By Shelley Clay Shortly before I moved from Canada to Haiti to pursue adopting a child who had a mother (tongue in cheek),  I learned about a small stain on Canadian history known as the “residential schools”. Not that all on wiki is true but – You can read about it here:  { https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Indian_residential_school_system } The gist of what happened was that well meaning Christian Europeans wanted to assimilate native American children in Canada into a more Christian and “civilized” culture and so they forcibly removed some 150,000 children from their homes and placed them in boarding

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And This Happened…….

Last night Shelley posted this story on Facebook – “A woman stood outside my gate for the past week with a new infant and a toddler in tow. Day after day she waited and day after day I told her we didn’t have work. We don’t have work. Not enough work. Today she followed me for four blocks. It annoyed me. Can’t I just walk down the street without being harassed? After my appointment four blocks away, I went to leave. She was there- baby in arms, waiting. Hopeful. No work I

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Shirley Berthier

Just after the earthquake, when a surprising amount of interest was coming in for all things Haitian, we did a mass hiring of about thirty people to roll beads. I didn’t really know who any of these people were other than that they could roll beads. At the time, we had an intern who didn’t speak any creole and she identified one of those new hires, a young beautiful girl, named Shirley, because she could speak English. Shirley started helping out with more than just bead rolling because of her education and language skills

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AP Successful Business Incubator

AP – Successful Business Incubator! A business incubator is an organization that specializes in taking ideas or start-up companies and encouraging them until they become full-fledged businesses that are able to produce profits and stand on their own. Typically, incubators are programs sponsored by donations from large corporations or colleges. They take on several start-up companies at once and provide them with the necessary resources to run their business. In 2009 Apparent Project supported the efforts to help four women out of poverty by helping them get started in jewelry training, paper

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A post by Rebecca Barlow R.N.

http://barlowfamily.squarespace.com/journal/2013/7/4/maternity-care-a-life-death-matter.htmlPlease read this for insight into ways we hope to expand our mission of keeping families healthy and whole in Haiti!!

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What in the kosmos does this have to do with James 1:27?

For those of our readers who are agnostics, atheists, Bhuddists, Hindus, New Agers, seekers, post-Christian, neo-pagan, or secular-curious, this post will be an interesting little sociological peek into what makes Christians do some of the things they do (particularly the things they do for orphans).  For Christian readers it may make you rethink some of the things you do for orphans.  For me, it explains a bit of what the Apparent Project is all about: If you begin working on behalf of orphans you will quickly notice that a good majority of

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