Jean is a graduate of Compassion’s program in Haiti and now lives in Canada. Our team had the opportunity to spend some time with him to hear his story.

Jean was born in Trouin, Haiti. Many families, including his own, lived in poverty. “There was no safe drinking water (potable water), no electricity, no employment opportunities. One could say that it would be very difficult to function in these conditions.”

Life changed when Jean was registered at the Compassion centre at a local church. Because of Compassion’s child sponsorship program and a simple gift from his sponsor, the trajectory of Jean’s life would change. This simple gift made an impact that is still multiplying today.

Jean wearing a white button up shirt and smiling broadly.

Watch Jean’s story to see how our simple acts of generosity can spark an impact that multiplies.

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Alyssa Esparaz

Alyssa Esparaz

Alyssa is Compassion Canada's Manager of Content and Public Relations, telling stories that inspire and equip compassionate people to take action on behalf of children in poverty. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto, where she studied International Development, and a current Master of Communications Management student at McMaster University.