Mackencia Jean Philippe

Mackencia Jean Philippe


I send a huge warm greeting for you all. My name is Mackencia Jean Philippe. I am 24 years old and live with my mother, father, 2 brothers and 2 sisters in the community of Gwo Jan, Pernier, Haiti. I am the fourth child in the family and I am the only one who is attempting to go on with my education, but it was with great difficulty I even finished my high school studies.

I am studying nursing. My dream is to have a university degree and masters in a specialty, but there are times I don’t even have the money for the bus fare so sometimes I have to stay home and miss class. The love I have for this career makes me want to be able to finish so that I can help others to live better and healthier. I feel my obligation to my community is to care for those who don’t have the means the same way I would care for someone who has lots of money.

My family is putting a lot of hope in me but they don’t have any way to help me. I don’t blame my family because I wasn’t born in a rich family but with my Christian faith I’m doing what I can. I feel the presence of God in all that I do. The fact that I finished my high school education is something I can’t even explain, but I will continue to trust in God in all my activities, even when I care for the sick after I finish school.

I have just finished my first year of nursing school and am trying to change schools for next year. The new school semester will begin in October, but I will register this month. Even though I don’t know how I will pay for school, I remain faithful that it will be possible.

This little country is blessed, filled with love, wisdom and patience, and in pursuing my goals I hope to share this love, wisdom and patience with others.

Help Mackencia go to nursing school!

You can donate to Mackencia’s education by writing her name in as the purpose of your donation in the online form.

Costs for one year:

Expense Amount
Registration $30
Uniform $55
Tuition $320 x 3 semesters
Books and materials $150
Internship $55 x 3 semesters
Transportation $160 x 3 semesters