Many families on La Gonave have no annual income. Child sponsorship ensures a child receives food and other necessary supplies directly. Child sponsorship gives immediate as well as long-term assistance to a child in need on La Gonave. This is because For You Haiti focuses on the families of the sponsored children, enabling them access to assistance, coaching and educational opportunities so that they can eventually provide for their children on their own. Recently, For You Haiti has started a women’s collective. Among other things, these women determine which small businesses to invest in. This is important because not everyone can do the same thing or provide the same services, and a variety of businesses is necessary in order for any of them to succeed. We believe that a comprehensive approach to helping families is the way to best help the children of La Gonave, because it provides a long- term solution and is not merely a hand out.