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Our Mission:

“Building a N.E.S.T. of sustainable change and hope for rural communities of Haiti and other developing countries.”

-UNF

 


Recent U.N.F. Updates: 

  Scheduled Trips of 2019!!

Join us on one of our trips of 2019! 

  • January 4th-11th
  • March 22nd-28th 
  • August T.B.D.

**OUR GUEST HOUSE IS NOW OPEN!!**

Click on this hyperlink to check it out and book a stay with us in Haiti!—> Guest House


United N.E.S.T. Foundation

Why Haiti?

Rural Haiti is where some of the poorest of the poor live, yet these people possess a relentless drive to overcome poverty.  Thanks to technologies such as satellites, smart phones, and solar electricity, changing the story of rural Haiti is only a matter of time.  Schools, churches, medical clinics, and micro-businesses are more real today than at any other point in Haiti’s history. 

Historically, Haitians needed to live in or near Port-Au-Prince in order to provide for their families. Still today, mothers often leave their children behind and travel for days to sell their goods at the market places. Our goal at United N.E.S.T. Foundation is to rewrite that story by planting micro-businesses, education, athletics, and health directly in these small villages; so these nests of families, parents, grandparents, and friends can stay together. We soundly believe families are stronger and healthier when they live in the country, away from the distress of Haiti’s larger cities; yet to make that belief a reality there needs to be a secure infrastructure.


How do we do this? 

Today, thanks to technology, we are able to bypass large organizations both in the United States and in Haiti to make real and sustainable change happen. We work directly with each community, their leaders, teachers, and pastors to establish a clear and attainable plan.  

 


What is a NEST?

Have you ever looked closely at a birds nest and marveled at the symbiotic beauty in Gods work? How delicate and intertwined, along with perfect design to hold life and sustain growth. Yet light and agile, small and big twigs relying on each other to keep a foundation together.

United N.E.S.T. Foundation chose the metaphor of a N.E.S.T. (Nourish, Empower, Strengthen, and Transform) for just the reason that it stands for; the strength of small and capable working together. For us, we absolutely believe in the collective wisdom of those who live in and around small villages.


 

A NEST is a safe harbor. It is a place to feel secure. A place where family and friends gather for shelter, reassurance, vision, and for prayer. A nest to take care of each other, to grow, to learn, and become.

 

 

A NEST is a community of people that are committed to one another in big and small ways.

A NEST is a place where families reach out for one another; a place where children thrive, businesses grow, and hands are joined.


A NEST is home!

-United N.E.S.T. Foundation supports coming behind communities in flexible ways to facilitate village sustainability-

 

Stay Connected Through Social Media

Meet Tyce Glover!
Tyce and his family live in Grand Rapids and are members of Midwest United Football Club. www.Midwestunitedfc.com
Thanks to his love for God, Soccer, and helping others Young Athletes With Hope is receiving a generous donation of soccer equipment.
Here’s what Tyce had to say.
“I have a passion for using soccer, the sport I love, to help others. I believe everyone deserves the chance to play this amazing sport! When I was 9 years old, I began my journey of donating soccer equipment to kids in Zambia. With God’s help, I hope to continue helping others so as many people as possible will have the opportunity to play this game. It was cool hearing about your organization and the impact you are making in Haiti. I am thankful we could work with you and can’t wait to see all the pictures!”
Thank you Tyce! All equipment is on its way to Haiti.
#YAWH #MWUFC
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2 weeks ago

United NEST Foundation

This is such a sweet story of family and love with no borders. Happy Sunday ❤️ ...

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A message from Coach Ephraim, “Saturday EPJA (Young Athletes With Hope in Haitian Creole)
U15 (under 15) defeated Pignon U15, 1-0! Great job to coach Rache, coach Stagne and coach Bebi.”
Although Ephraim is Executive Director for YAWH, his most important role is mentor and coach. His vision is to uplift rural communities by mentoring children into leaders. This right here is a perfect example of his work. Well done our visionary friend! ❤️
To make a one time contribution or to become a regular giver please go to www.unitednest.org #youngAthletesWithHope
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“All I Can Do is Write”
from Onlee Bowden, President, United NEST Foundation.

“I now get how hard it is to stay focused on HAITI and live almost 2,000 miles away. Everyday my attention is nudged. Truth... at 61 my life is full, and interesting, and pretty darn amazing! A daughter whom I adore, grandchildren moving so fast blinking is a mistake, a treasure trove of beautiful friends, and a husband of equal quality.
Then, I hear a ping and there is a new post from my Haiti closed group and I’m reminded.
The news sometimes just takes my breath away. This was yesterday’s, “Women In Haitian prisons starving because the country is in economic crisis and the government has raised fuel cost and shut off electricity. Groups (volunteers on the ground like you and me) can’t get to them, the streets are closed.” As I read My eyes fill with tears and my heart feels a dull pain knowing how bad it is.
The dull ache grows until I can’t take it and that overwhelming feeling lead me to here, right now, writing to you.
I’m asking you to hit the pause button for just a few moments and to imagine our sister country, part of our family tree, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and remember the story of David and the Giant. David looked at this giant and said, “The Giant’s so big, what will one little stone do?” The God of Everything answered, “it’s so big, how can you miss.”
I just needed to pause and write this before anything else, because sometimes all I can do is write to remind myself that everything matters, and there is no gesture too small!”
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⚽️⚽️⚽️ Soccer Ball Drive ⚽️⚽️⚽️

From Ephraim Lucien, coach and ED of Young Athletes With Hope. “As school has been at (a) halt with all the political problems. The older YAWH (players) are coaching the younger boys.”

YAWH is in need of soccer balls, can you help? Let us know below!
#youmatter, #YAWH
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