She arrives to work each day with a smile on her face. But it wasn’t always that way.

As a single mother of five Moviette knows hardship. She has spent her entire life struggling to provide for herself. When she was just a child, both of her parents passed away and she was sent to live with a family as a “restavek,” a Creole word that means “modern day slave.” She didn’t believe that one person in her life ever loved her.

We first met Moviette in 2015, when she came to our medical center with one of her children. He was very sick and malnourished. He was admitted into our inpatient malnutrition program for treatment. Moviette stayed with him every day throughout his treatment.

Some children travel very far to reach our medical center and their families are unable to stay with them while they receive treatment. Moviette made it her job to serve these children by washing their clothes every single day.

This is a beautiful part of Moviette’s story – no one hired her, no one asked her, she just saw a need and decided to help. A woman who was facing her own hardships stopped to help sick children around her.

Her son regained his health and went back home. But Moviette continued to come every single day to wash clothes for the children in our medical center.


Today she comes to work every day as an official employee of Danita’s Children. Her new job and the assistance she receives from our feeding program allows her to better provide for herself and her children.

Moviette also recently gave her life to Christ. Moviette feels truly loved for the first time in her life, and is on a mission to share the hope & joy she’s found with others.

Thank you for your generous support. Your faithful giving opens the door for true transformations like Moviette’s to happen.

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