Anoux Faveus, whose nickname is “Natan”, was born in the town of Hinche in 1979 to a humble but respected family. His father was a farmer and his mother a shopkeeper. Despite his aspirations to learn, Natan was not able to start school until he was 11 years old. His delay in starting school was due to developmental delays and because his parents, could not afford to send him.
From 1990 to 1999 he worked diligently to complete his primary education. In 11th grade he quit classical studies to pursue training as a driller. Financial support from his family was waning, and the possibility of being able to continue school was bleak. Thanks to the financial assistance of a man named Jim, who worked at the time for Haiti Outreach, Natan was able to complete his training to become a driller.
Undeterred by a series of great challenges, he persevered and completed his technical degree as a driller and soon after joined the Haiti Outreach team as a Drilling Technician in 2005. He was promoted to drilling supervisor in 2009, and since 2013 has served as the Director of Operations for the Drilling Department. Natan’s journey to Haiti Outreach serves as another wonderful testimony of his tenacity and his bravery!
As a husband and father of 3 children, he always dreamed of having a house, and to give his family many of the advantages that he did not have during his childhood.
Thanks to Haiti Outreach, his dream has been made possible, and he remains incredibly proud to work for an organization that values collaborating with the communities and instilling principles of responsibility, ownership, and transparency. He believes that Haitians can rise to the occasion when presented with the right tools to help them advance their country.