Grand Rapids family moving back to Haiti to help orphans

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — “Most Haitians don’t go back to Haiti after they leave the country for a better life,” said Jona Lazarre.

But that’s exactly what she, her husband and their two children are doing. By late December, they’ll leave their life in West Michigan and move to Haiti.

Haitian by birth, the couple met in Grand Rapids and married. Jona Lazarre works as a nurse and nurse educator at Spectrum Health.

“We always wanted to help Haiti. We wanted to go back to Haiti to help but on a short-term basis. We never thought of moving back to Haiti,” she said.

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