University of Washington student, Veronica Miranda spent 8 weeks in Haiti interning with Future Generations International Missions (FGIM).
While there she worked on a Project Plan to move all operations to a four acre site recently acquired by FGIM. With a total cost of $1.5m this ambitious project will house 64 orphans and establish a private K-12 school for 375 students, along with a Church, gift shop, coffee house, and other sustainable enterprise.
When asked about the highlights of her internship, Veronica reported that she enjoyed working with residents of Tent City (an extreme poverty area originally settled as a displacement camp after the 2010 earthquake that devastated Haiti) to develop new products to offer in the FGIM Gift Shop. This allowed her to provide stable jobs to people from the community while sharing the gospel, because “at the end of the day that’s the reason why we do what we do”.
Veronica also created the opportunity for friends and donors to serve the girls from the FGIM Orphanage by creating Amazon wish lists for each girl. At home she hopes to find individuals who will help fulfill the needs of these girls.