* 90% of primary schools are non-public and managed by communities, religious organizations or NGOs. (USAID 2007)
HEALTH & NUTRITION
* 30% of the population is considered food insecure. (World Food Programme 2015)
FOUNDER • DIRECTOR
Jennifer Burns is a mother, volunteer, advocate and Certified Nurse-Midwife living in Newport Beach, California with her husband and three children. Jennifer began her humanitarian work in Haiti in 2011 with Midwives for Haiti. It was during this first trip to Haiti Jennifer was moved to make a difference in the lives of the children in Haiti. It was impossible to see the suffering of the children in the community and not see her own children reflected in their eyes. Nourish Every Child was born of these experiences and has evolved over the years. Jennifer continues to work on the eradication of preventable maternal death with Midwives for Haiti and The Hope Foundation for Women and Children of Bangladesh.
Carol Sullivan is a mother, volunteer and advocate for impoverished children. Carol lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with her husband and two daughters. Carol has traveled to Haiti multiple times learning firsthand of the living conditions of the children. Her passion for the Nourish Every Child program keeps her returning year after year. After Carol’s first experience to Haiti, she wondered if her time connecting with these children would make a difference but every year seeing first-hand the tremendous growth in the children receiving a meal a day and an education fueled her desire to do more.
Minal Chokshi is a mother of two elementary school children, is an accomplished corporate accountant, breast cancer "thriver" and assists other boards with her financial and accounting services. With an endless curiosity about the educational impact in developing nations, Minal came to serve NEC through her friendship with Carol Sullivan and Sean McCracken; as well as, a 6-degree of separation relationship with Carley Welch. Witnessing Jennifer’s determination to impact the lives of vulnerable children at their shared children's pre-school, Minal was inspired to assist NEC. Despite not yet having visited Haiti, Minal's involvement stems from the deep commitment to effect change for the children we serve in Haiti and beyond.
Alison Eastman is a mother, advocate, volunteer and realtor living in Newport Beach, CA with her young son and husband. Alison first got involved in working for underprivileged children with her work for Angelitos de Oro. In 2018 Alison visited Haiti with her friend, Jennifer Burns, to see first hand the impact Nourish Every Child has in the community. She has been dedicated ever since to being an advocate for orphan prevention and keeping families together in a community that so desperately needs our help.