• "...whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it for me." Matthew 25: 34-40

About Wissel Joseph

Wissel Joseph

Wissel Joseph is Founder and President of "CHILDREN for a NEW HAITI" an International Action Group for Sustainable Development (IAGSDev), based out of Columbia Missouri. Originally from Gonaives, a city in Northern Haiti, Mr. Joseph comes from Montreal, Canada where he lived with his family from 1992 to 2000 when he moved to Columbia, Missouri for work.

While living in Canada, Mr. Joseph attended Bois-de-Boulogne, St Laurent, Ahuntsic colleges and Demers Intitute where his fields of study included human resources, health sciences, and computer science, in which he obtained a bachelor's degree.

The youngest in a family of five, Wissel Joseph has continued the strong faith and love for God his mother, Lamercie Boyer, instilled in him and never passes an opportunity to share the gospel through song and prayer with his family and friends.

It was the spring of 2000 when Wissel moved his young family from their adoptive home of Montreal, Canada. Mr. Joseph, a sought after talent in the Computer Programmer/System Analyst field, was being courted by many companies across North America, but in the end, God directed him to move to Columbia, Missouri in United States.

Wissel has never forgotten the land of his birth. He made several attempts to return to Haiti and finally, in 2009 he was given the opportunity to return and to show his children where he had been born.

The trip home allowed Wissel to reconnect with family and friends. While a happy reunion, Wissel found himself profoundly moved by the living conditions of the people and more specifically the children of his homeland. Wissel realized he could not go back to the U.S. and simply return to the life he had, God had directed him to a new purpose.

Unsure of what to do, Wissel fasted and prayed to God for assistance in helping Haiti in a sustainable way. Wissel felt God's answer come to him. He felt strongly that he should start a nonprofit organization that would help the children in Haiti have access to education, healthcare, and decent nutrition. He shared his thoughts with his daughters who were enthusiastic and encouraged him to move forward with the project.

Wissel knew that God would provide. He immediately started gathering information on how to start a nonprofit organization and a few weeks later, had registered it with the state.

Children are the future of any country and Haiti is not exempt. With the devastation by the historic earthquake that still keeps thousands homeless and hungry, the need for help is at an all-time high. The cascade effect of hunger, homelessness and loss of hope on the people and children of Haiti is not something that should be allowed to continue. Especially when the needs are simple.