12-Year-Old Builds 27 Homes

Rachel Wheeler, from Florida, is just 12-years-old. After attending a meeting for charity work in Haiti, when she was 9, Rachel got up on a chair in front of everyone and promised to help Food for the Poor.

In grade 4, Rachel promised to build a dozen homes in Haiti. Rachel held bake sales, passed around a can at her school’s sporting events, and appealed to the parents of her community. Using Facebook and word-of-mouth, a cherry farm in Washington heard about her cause and donated its proceeds from one seasons harvest. In three years, Rachel had raised $250,000!

With that money, Rachel was able to build not just a dozen homes but 27 earthquake-proof homes that can house a family! What’s next for Rachel? She’s looking to rebuild a school. What this young girl has accomplished is more than many adults have accomplished in their whole life. Rachel is truly a remarkable young girl.

Learn more about Rachel’s story.

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