A Restavek Daughter of Haiti
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ed Schwartz, LSM’s Founder & Director of New Initiatives, first visited Haiti in 1985 and saw a nation troubled with death, extreme poverty and pain. The more he got to know the men and women, who he now considers good friends, he was struck by their deep faith in God. He wondered, “How could their faith be so strong and hopeful despite the hopelessness surrounding them?”
Over the years the answer to that question became clearer in his mind. Haitians have been fighting for hope for centuries. It’s in their blood and deeply woven in their country’s culture. Ed knew then that their story of struggle was worth telling.
Esther’s Legacy is a culmination of decades of listening, research and a God-inspired passion for the Haitian people. This novel follows the lives of several young people, characters inspired by real individuals who Ed has met over his years of working in Haiti.
HAITI THROUGH A CHILD’S EYES
Due to poverty, 300,000 of Haiti’s children have had to leave their birth families to live with other families. Often forced into a life of servitude, abuse and loss, their lives go from bad to worse. Esther’s Legacy follows the lives of four young men and women as they intertwine in desperate efforts to break free from the physical and emotional bondage of being Haitian restaveks.
This novel is about the exploitation, trafficking and abuse of many children endure around the world. What is the answer? Is it possible for cultures to change? Can Esther, Marco, Evens and Jesulah find freedom and hope?
Find out in this important narrative account, which shines a light on the present reality for Haiti’s children.
YOU CAN HELP CHANGE THEIR REALITY
For a donation of any amount, we’ll send you a copy of Esther’s Legacy as our thanks! All proceeds from Esther’s Legacy will help former restavek and vulnerable children experience the love of a Christian family.