giving back

A loan for another beautiful person in Haiti

Marie, a widow and mother of 3 children

What a year it has been for this beautiful women and her family. As announced a few months ago, Marie was dying from diabetes. This treatable disease almost killed her. I can not forget her face when she told me that she felt like she was dying. She was so scared that her children would live without parents. She wasn't ready to leave this earth as she felt she needed to be here to raise her children as their father already passed away from a different treatable disease just few years ago. When we offered her an opportunity to loan her some money to help her start a business her eyes opened wide while she answered yes, I'll take it. Marie prepared a plan, sign a contract and the money was hers. She was very happy to have this opportunity. We are thrilled to give it to her. We will keep you posted as to how she is progressing. 

Thanks to all of our donors. Thanks to the blessing of give to the Max Day. 

We hope to give out more micro- loans in the near future.

We made our goal!

 Give to the Max Day was a huge success.  We could not have done it without all those who so generously donated.  We not only made our goal, but exceeded it.  We cannot thank you enough.  Anchored Beginnings has been so blessed.  We believe that we'll now be able to empower more people to start their own businesses to improve on their lives. 

 

Please consider making a difference with Anchored Beginnings

Anchored Beginnings is proud to announce Give to the Max day is coming soon! On November 17th every gift made on GiveMN.org will be entered into an hourly drawing for a $1,000 Give MN Golden Ticket to be awarded to a nonprofit organization Your gift of $10 or more could instantly turn into an extra $1,000! Here's the really exciting part: Two donations made on GiveMN.org during the Give to the Max Day campaign will be randomly selected to receive a $10,000 Super-Sized GiveMN Golden Ticket!  The more gifts we generate on GiveMN.org during Give to the Max Day, the more our chances increase to receive that additional $10,000 donation. Imagine what we could do with $10,000!  Have you ever thought what it would be like to see first hand how your donation impacts someone's life? We are a different kind of organization. You will see your impact. Your donation WILL make a difference in someone's life. You will be able to see exactly where your donation goes and how it will impact a recipients life. We are excited to help people in Haiti. We are excited to SEE the change your gift will give someone to improve on their life. Nothing is more rewarding than giving the gift of HOPE through our micro-loan program. Our link is listed below. Please visit the link listed below:  https://www.givemn.org/organization/anchored-beginnings-20151109111639

Anchored Beginnings is proud to announce Give to the Max day is coming soon! On November 17th every gift made on GiveMN.org will be entered into an hourly drawing for a $1,000 Give MN Golden Ticket to be awarded to a nonprofit organization Your gift of $10 or more could instantly turn into an extra $1,000! Here's the really exciting part: Two donations made on GiveMN.org during the Give to the Max Day campaign will be randomly selected to receive a $10,000 Super-Sized GiveMN Golden Ticket!  The more gifts we generate on GiveMN.org during Give to the Max Day, the more our chances increase to receive that additional $10,000 donation. Imagine what we could do with $10,000!

Have you ever thought what it would be like to see first hand how your donation impacts someone's life? We are a different kind of organization. You will see your impact. Your donation WILL make a difference in someone's life. You will be able to see exactly where your donation goes and how it will impact a recipients life. We are excited to help people in Haiti. We are excited to SEE the change your gift will give someone to improve on their life. Nothing is more rewarding than giving the gift of HOPE through our micro-loan program. Our link is listed below. Please visit the link listed below:

https://www.givemn.org/organization/anchored-beginnings-20151109111639

HOPE IS ALL AROUND!

Many people ask what they can do to help the people in Haiti? They ask what can they do to provide hope? Several people have said, I can not give much but I want to help.  I can tell you first hand that you may not think your donation will make a big impact on someone's life, but we can assure you It will and does!  Anchored Beginnings wouldn't be what we are today without all the donations, prayers and caring hearts that are involved. 

We are proud to show you just what your contributions can do for someone. How they can change their life. Here are some photos of the women we recently posted about. She virtually lost everything. Because of the donations and the dedication of our Haitian partners this women now has a new roof, a new front wall on her home, a new front door with a new lock as well as a new bed.  All the glory must go to God!! All of this has been accomplished because God has spoke to His people. God has placed Haiti, this women and the many others on the hearts of some very generous people.

We all are capable of making a difference. In this case we were able to not only help a family in desperate need, we were able to hire local Haitian men. This enabled them to provide for their family's one more day. We were able to allow some Haitian people to step up and help others. They are like other people. They desire to make an impact and a difference. We were able to all take pride in the fact that we may be country's apart, but we can do God's work and love on His people. We are all capable of just that...LOVE. 

Thank You for the Donations!

We could not feel more blessed! God continues to bless Anchored Beginnings with gracious givers. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to helping the people of Haiti at this devastation time! Food prices have tripled as food is scarce at this time. Any contribution is a big help! All donations will go directly to helping the Haitians.

Click the link below if you would like to donate.
http://anchoredbeginnings.org/give-now/

July 27 - August 2nd trip recap

Our team is always thankful for the opportunity to spend time in Haiti.  We thank everyone involved with their support of Anchored Beginnings.  Our team had the opportunity to meet a young man named Chrisma, and his brother Roman, from Ranquitte, Haiti.  We were able to help his orphanage out bringing him some donations of shoes and clothing. We were also able to donate some food for his children as well.  We also had the opportunity to meet with Matt, and his family (from Pennsylvania).  They are living in Haiti, overseeing a pediatrics clinic, and three orphanages.  It was great to see their orphanage, and spend time with the family for a few hours.

The main focus of this trip was the Kids in Christ program (Vacation Bible School).  Thank you to Karen for putting together the program, the crafts, snacks, songs, games, and bible messages.  Our team was anticipating 30 kids for the two-day program; we were prepared for 36, and ended up having 43 kids for each day from the village.  The kids were very excited each day for the activities.  It was a wonderful blessing to see the joy, and energy that they had.  All the kids loved the crafts that they made, singing songs, and learning more about the word of God.  It was also great to see the older kids helping out the younger kids, helping them with their crafts, and eating lunch.  Mom, Celine prepared a wonderful meal each day, feeding over 50 people, including all of the kids, and the adults helping with all of the activities.  We also sent home with the children bags of rice and beans to share with their families.  The children also received hygiene items, including a tooth brush, toothpaste, soaps, and lotion.

Such a program would not be possible without all of the help, and teamwork with the Haitians and our team working together each day.  The kids learned new games that we had brought with, playing connect four, hungry hippo, twister, and blowing soap bubbles.

Our team is very blessed to have our Haitian friends helping us throughout the entire trip.  Our friends at the hotel, we stay at always take good care of us.  Bernot, our driver, is awesome at getting us where we need to go each day.  A big thank you goes out to Bethel, his brothers Mickelson, Johnson, Estras, and sisters Barbara, Guerda and to their mom, Celine for hosting the VBS program at their house.   It is always a great opportunity to spend time at their house, immersing ourselves into their culture. 

We also were able to see the recently finished security wall around the Jean family house to provide them better safety.  Our team also hired our driver/metal worker, Bernot. By doing this Bernot was able to hire 3 helpers to build the security gate to complete the project.  The team also visited the schools of Odi, and Kerby, the two boys that Anchored Beginnings helps support them financially in order for them to attend school.

Our team had a great opportunity to share God’s word in Haiti, it was a wonderful experience to make new friends, and continue building our relationship with the Jean family, and the other friends that we had met before.  A trip like this would not happen without all of the support of our friends and family that donated their time and money in order to travel to Haiti sharing the word of God, and helping others.

Next Trip to Haiti December 21-31, 2016

   Dec. 21-31st The Krueger whole family will be traveling to Fermathe and Ranquette, Haiti. This will be the 1st trip to Haiti for the Krueger Children, Jared (14), Alyssa (13), and Kyle (9).  The family plans to host 2 separate Christmas parties for 2 separate areas in Haiti. The family has been wanting to go to Haiti over Christmas for the last 2 years, but it never seemed to fit in to the holiday schedule. They decided it possibly wouldn't ever fit if they waited for the 'right' timing. They prayed about this trip as a family for many months. They discussed what it would look like and decided that THIS Christmas was the perfect one to finally go. 
They will be collecting shoes for children in Ranquette as well as Christmas Boxes. (Kind of like the Operation Christmas Child Boxes).  You can go to the heart to heart page and click on the titles that are labeled, 'Blessing Boxes' or 'Soles for Souls'.  The pages will indicate exactly what you need to do to contribute.  

The family is hoping to not only throw an awesome Christmas party to the children, but also spread the word of the Lord and of the true meaning of Christmas, The Lord's birth.  They would also like to prepare a large meal for the children. The best thing of all, the family would love to have enough funds to send each child home with a large bag of rice and beans to help feed the family on Christmas as well.

You can contribute cash donations on our website, mail to Anchored Beginnings office or hand deliver your contributions. Remember this is all tax deductible.  If you are packing a blessing box, we ask you to add $5 to help with the extra cost of getting items to Haiti that would be greatly appreciated as well. All items need to be collected no later than December 5th.  

The nice thing about Anchored Beginnings is you can have a relationship with these children. They would love to send you photos and information about themselves. 
If you feel drawn to this mission, please go to this link if you are interested in helping out. We pride ourselves that we are a small, intimate, Christ centered organization.  Please keep this trip and the Krueger family in your prayers. Thank for reading and God Bless!

http://anchoredbeginnings.org/blessing-boxes/
http://anchoredbeginnings.org/soles-for-souls/

We will come personally grab items if that is needed. Please contact us at anchoredbeginnings@gmail.com