The Phaeton community in northeast Haiti lives in extreme poverty. There are no flourishing gardens. There is no electricity or potable water. Poor equipment and pollution have decreased the fishing trade that many people subsist on.
If you walk into Mathare Community Outreach (MCO) Joy Primary School in Mathare Slum during break time, you will hear laughter and excitement coming from children playing in the hilly and uneven grounds of the school.
In the Haitian town of Ferrier, multiple churches held a large women’s conference. Each church sent 10 women of different ages and backgrounds. Those that wanted to continue joined a monthly leadership training over the course of a year.
Unstable jobs. Food insecurity. High levels of illiteracy. With so many odds against you, it can be easy to feel hopeless and simply want to give up. These are the thoughts and struggles that continue to trap many people like Roger in extreme poverty in Uganda.