“Back to school” looks very different this year and is creating hurdles and complexity beyond the wildest dreams of parents, caregivers, and educators.  For kids in Haiti, the struggles around education are often insurmountable regardless of the year.  Imagine traveling 2 hours on foot to reach the closest school or purchasing school books when your family makes less than $1 a day.  Caneille Regional Development Fund was started over 14 years ago to create opportunity through education in rural Haiti.  We run a tuition-free primary school, which enrolls over 350 children each year in preschool thru grade 6.  100% of proceeds from donations and fundraising events go directly to providing education in rural Haiti. Your support provides for teacher salaries, school supplies, and more.  If you can spare even $5, that donation would cover the cost of tuition for one of our students for 5 weeks.  You can donate directly using this link.

We want to acknowledge that there is a definite need to support our own communities at this time and understand if you may be choosing to invest locally.  If so, we are hoping you could join us in supporting CRDF in a way that is cost free for you and greatly beneficial to helping us continue to meet the needs of our students.  As you are purchasing back-to-school supplies to meet the needs of your own kids, please consider shopping through Amazon Smile where 0.5% of the proceeds will support CRDF.  It’s amazing how quickly those dollars can add up, especially as many of us are using online shopping to meet our needs safely!  Here is the link that will automatically link you to shopping via Amazon Smile supporting CRDF: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/27-0949456