Terre Froide, a small agrarian community on Haiti’s western border, is home to nearly 800 people, the majority of whom are under the age of 25. Family incomes are primarily from farming and herding and are unpredictable due to long drought spells. Many in Terre Froide struggle to consistently afford basic necessities, leaving education as an unattainable privilege to most. Those that can afford to send their kids to school often defer enrollment until the child is deemed old enough to make the 2-hour walk (one way) or motorcycle ride to the nearest school. This has created a huge educational gap as many start school as late as age 6. Others are sent to live in often substandard conditions with relatives in the city to attend school, causing regional brain drain.