Entering our SIXTH YEAR, and following the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Matthew and the ensuing floods in Haiti’s southern peninsula that I updated you on in October, we are able to provide you with news of the brilliant resilience of the Haitian people and of Little Footprints Big Steps work and progress that you are […]
LOOK what you have made possible! Even as we begin the flurry for another exciting school year, it is astonishing to realize that we are just about to finish our 5th year of operation since the founding of Little Footprints Big Steps! The huge steps that have been taken toward true and lasting change for […]
Imagine that there are 50 children – yes, children – in the streets of your city.
In recent months, Little Footprints Big Steps has forged new collaborations leading to exciting learning, projects and opportunities for our children, families and their communities!
Tears poured down Christella’s face, tumbling off of her chin as her body shook uncontrollably. I asked the fragile 13 year old girl to make her way to the bushes behind the orphanage we were living in, just north of Port au Prince, Haiti. Without a question, she nodded and walked into the bushes. I ventured […]
Her name is Darlene. She’s a girl, not more than 17 years old. Yet the first time I saw her, I thought she was an elderly woman. It had been late after sunset and I’d only caught a glimpse of her fragile figure: a wiry body, folded over a pile of garbage in the corner […]
This time of year is marked by happiness, holidays and the warmth of time with family or friends. Yet in Haiti, winter months mark the dreaded fall of rain, leaving gifts’ of pneumonia, flooding and various water-borne illnesses. In Haiti, families like that of Mackenlove may spend nights huddled together, shivering over their bed as […]
Revealed to the world on Friday, October 25th 2013, was a concrete portrayal of global collaboration. How so, you ask? It all began with a waif-thin 16 year old boy named Maxime. He spent his days on Haiti’s streets but his nights at home with his parents and 7 siblings. This lifestyle mirrors that […]
On August 9th 2013, I had the incredible opportunity of speaking at this year’s United Nations Youth Assembly. It was mind-opening and exciting to connect with activists and eager minds from across the globe – including the chance to discuss global issues and youth involvement with wonderful new friends from Kenya, Pakistan, and more. You […]
There was a dead baby lying in the hallway. Its body lay on a small shelf, wrapped in a white blanket, between rooms of the pediatric ward. Each time a parent did their laundry, or bathed, or disposed of their patient’s pee she was forced to walk past this chilling reminder of her greatest fear: the […]