Minerve Prophil and Robespierre Chicore closed out 2014 in a huge way, earning not one but two Good Samaritan Bonus checks. The couple finished the year by winning five GSB checks for a total of $5,000 donated to charity in 2014.
They chose the Haitian-American Public Health Initiatives and the Foundation for Advancement Technology Education of Mirebalais to each receive a check for $1,000 in December.
HAPHI is a minority run, non-profit agency dedicated to providing members of the Haitian-American community in Metro Boston with culturally and linguistically accessible information and services to improve their health and wellbeing. Located in Mattapan, HAPHI was founded in 1989 by a group of Haitian-American health care professionals to address pressing public health issues confronting Boston's Haitian community.
FATEM is a non-profit organization that works with people in the Mirebalais area (Haiti) and around the world to increase economic and educational opportunities, sustain natural resources while fostering the advancement of technology. FATEM's mission is to be a catalyst for long-lasting positive change to benefit the residents of Mirebalais, rebuilding hope, providing educational opportunities, bridging the digital divide, and strengthening their capacity to improve their social, economic and environmental conditions. NOTE: Mirebalais is a small city located in the central plateau of Haiti, near Dr. Paul Farmer's Zanmi Lasante clinic in Cange.