Chedeline grew up in a village in northeast #Haiti
the eldest of three children. Her father was absent for most of her life. Her mother, who had no formal schooling, traveled hundreds of miles each week to sell second-hand clothing in order to scrape enough money together to put food on the table and complete the construction on the small half-finished home she and her children occupied.
Chedeline was given the #opportunity
to go to college. She received a scholarship to attend a school in a neighboring town, and a Hasmin’s Friends sponsor stepped in with a small donation to help with the associated costs. On June 1,
2018, she walked across the stage at her university to receive her degree in Agronomy, surrounded by her family and staff members from the center who traveled for the occasion. She is the first in her family to graduate from college, and among the first women in her #community
to do so.
Now back home in her village, she continues to be a #leader
in her church and in her community. She has already volunteered her #skill
and experience to oversee the planting of over 350 lime trees at the Vapor Ministries center in Dilaire. In her own words, she has moved from “being helped, to helping.” She and her family have seen first-hand how God can meet needs, time and again, and she sees herself as an #example
to the children of the #hope
they can find in #Christ