In 2011 Hearts and Hands officially came to be. However, for many of the founding members, their journey with Haiti had began years before. When the door opened for these individuals to meet and work together, Hearts and Hands was born. The starting hope was to provide consistent support for FEP, a private run children's home in Les Cayes, Haiti. The goal was to ensure the children had food in their bellies and clothes on their backs. God continued to grow that dream into something much more.
By 2012, every child in the orphanage had a monthly sponsor. Teams began traveling to Haiti to visit FEP, and more people became devoted to seeing change in Haiti. FEP was able to expand their current building which allowed for a designated classroom and school office space.
Along with the amazing partnership Hearts and Hands has with FEP, we have also been able to make contact in the community itself. Currently Hearts and Hands works with about a dozen families in the community in varying degrees including food and school sponsorships, Christmas sponsorship, and financial literacy.
While Hearts and Hands began through a love for Haiti, our hope is to expand into other parts of the world as well. Hearts and Hands is continually looking for new opportunities to become involved in what God is doing around the world.