Etherline has a heart to help the children of Haiti. Below you can hear the reason’s why in her own voice. After losing her father, she suffered in a corrupt Haitian orphanage. She escaped only to find herself living on the street. She later found herself in an abusive relationship and was left a single mother. Only after God brought help into her life did things start to move the right direction. Her passion is to give back to the many children who are suffering in the same situations she experienced.
Listen to her story below and then follow this link to learn more about her project, Ansanm Nou Fo (Together We are Strong).
Sa lavi mwen estherline : Pa gen papa ,mwen sèl gen manman men manman mwen te vrèman pòv. Papa mwen te mouri pat kite anyen pou nou viv ,ni pou manman nou fè edikasyon nou ,
This is my life: I don’t have a father, I only have a mother but I was very poor. My father died and didn’t leave anything for us to live, or for our mom to give us an education.
mwen te plase nan yon òfelina men yo pat pran swen nou vre yo sèl itil nou pou fè lajan ,yo pa banou ase manje men mwen te sove ,
I was put in an orphanage, but they didn’t really take care of us, they only used us to make money, they didn’t give us enough food, but I escaped.
men mwen te viv nan lari paske mwen pat gen yon fanmi pou ankadre nou ,mwen te leve site solèy ,mwen te lite pa janm fè anyen mal paske mwen te kwè yon jou map lite pou timoun tankou ki nan lari ki pa gen paran
But I lived in the street because I didn’t have one family to care for us, I grew up in City Soley, I made an effort to never do anything bad because I believed that one day I could struggle to help the children in the street who didn’t have parents.
lè mwen gen 16 ane te gen yon nèg 26 ane ki pwomèt ede mwen men li sèl te gaspiye mwen abize mwen ,ban mwen yon pitit ,mwen pat dekouraje mwen te lite ale lekol men mwen pat janm genyen yon kay oubyen yon fanmi pran swen
When I was 16 years old, a guy who was 26 years old promised to help me, but he only wasted me and abused me, he gave me a child, I was not discouraged but struggled to go to school but I never had a house or a family to take care of me.
An 2015 mwen te jwenn yon blan li rele tony nèg brav sa te ede mwen okipe mwen ,peye kay pou mwen ,peye lekòl mwen ,peyi lekòl pitit mwen , jiskaske len vini renmen lòt ,
In 2015, I found one foreigner who is named Tony. He is a brave man that helped me, took care of me, paid for my house, paid for my school, paid for my child’s school, after all that we fell in love.
tout moun bezwen yon moun yo ka konte sou li ,men mwen kounya si nou ka tande mwen wè mwen se Gras avèk Bondye avèk Anthony kummer anpil pou li mwen pa janm kite yon moun fè li mal paske li te sove lavi e sove anpil timoun paske nou gouman ansanm pou nou ankadre anpil timoun ,
Everyone needs a person who they can count on, but now if you can hear me and see me it’s only the grace of God working through Tony that I give thanks. I will never allow anyone to hurt him because he saved my life and saved the lives of many children, we are fighting together to provide for many children.
moun ki vle ede nou tanpri panse avèk mwen ,nou wè koman lavi mwen tap mal nèt si mwen pat jwenn yon moun bon kè ede mwen pwoteje mwen ,nou pap fè pou mwen ,nou sèl fè pou Bondye avèk pou non toujou rete nan la nan tèt tout timoun Ayiti ,e pou kè nou
If you want to help us, please think about me, you can see how my life was totally bad if I didn’t find one person with a good heart to help me, protect me. We are not working for me, but for God and for us to always make a a life for the children of Haiti, and for their hearts.