Michou Jouissant was born outside of Port Au Price in 1995. She has been a part of ACFFC since a little girl. Her mother left her with a friend because she could not care for her, and because her new husband did not feel that he should be supporting Michou. When Michou turned 18, that woman turned her out and now Michou lives with two other ACFFC teens, a staff member and her son, along with Seinthia (a baby we adopted after the earthquake who was hydrocephalic and is Downs syndrome, a baby abandoned and left to die at the Jacmel hospital). Michou is a leader at ACFFC, and has learned the concept of independence which she teaches to the younger girls. She is a master mosaic artist and accomplished photographer. And is working on samples with the new Haiti Tourism logo for the Ministry of Tourism.
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Josue Jean was born in Jacmel, Haiti in 1991 and lives with his mother and little nephew. His mother washes clothes, working 2-3 times a month and earns less than $5 a day. In 2005, at age 14, Josue came to ACFFC and started school for the first time. Just after the earthquake, ACFFC began a first mosaic public art installation, Josue shined as a leader, despite his natural modesty and shyness. As the mosaic program grew, Josue not only became a skilled artisan, but also took on more and more leadership and responsibility. He now works on ACFFC commissioned projects and travels with Laurel True, when she has mosaic installations to mount elsewhere in Haiti.
Check back soon for the latest on ACFFC projects in Haiti…