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Santhiana Destilus

Place Carries Ouest Haiti

Ministry Children of Grace Orphanage

Age 21

Gender Female

In December 2010, we went and visited a very poor family that really needed a house built for them. They have 5-6 kids that all slept on the floor and their house was made out of scraps of steel and when it rained the water from the mountains would flood there home and the kids would all get sick. So when we went we met Santana who was one of the little girls that lived in this home with her dad and her dad’s girlfriend and 5 other children. Santana was very dirty and her hair was very red from malnourishment. We saw this house and said we have to do something for this family and then I saw what they were eating and realized why these kids were so malnourished. We left that day and a month later mom brought her and her stepsister to the orphanage and asked if we would take them. Because Santana was the stepdaughter she was the least loved in that family. We believe Santana’s mom died of HIV when Santana was younger.

Santana is a sweetheart. She loves to help with the younger kids. Sometimes we will find her washing clothes with a nanny. She loves to work. She has a special little heart that God is going to do big things with. She has found her smile because she has found love, safety, and acceptance.