About JSaintfery
Joined December 2016
Hi everyone!

My name is Jean-Josue Saintfery. I am a husband to the beautiful woman pictured with me, and father to two boys. My oldest is four, and the other is 2mo.

I would like to tell you exactly what brought me here. I'm sorry if it gets long and drawn out. The reason I want to tell my story is really to have it somewhere I can always return to it so that I may NEVER forget my 'WHY'. It might bore you some, but it really is meant for me.

I was born in Haiti. Grew up very poor. How poor? I can honestly say that I was not as poor as some of the things you see on tv, but I do remember having to cry myself to sleep as a child from hunger. I do remember having to share one pair of sneakers among my sister and two other female cousins that I lived with (since i was outnumbered, the sneakers were white and pink). I do remember only being able to drink juice on special occasions. I do remember having to ask permission to simply drink a cup of water because it was not easy to come by (there definitely was no wasting any of it). Yes, I do remember these things. And I pray to God that I NEVER forget them. I would not change going through any of it.

I left Haiti and came to America in May of 1989 at the age of 9. I was too young to know what opportunities awaited me here. As soon as I was able to understand the opportunities afforded, I engaged myself in myriads of money making opportunities since the age of 16. All of them failed. More like, I FAILED! But I never gave up.

Fast forward! In 2012, after a six year hiatus from my homeland, I decided to go back to Haiti on vacation. WHAT I SAW WHEN I GOT THERE WAS HEARTBREAKING. This was 2 years after the devastating earthquake hit the capital. The level of poverty was alarming. I cannot say that it was more poverty than before, but somehow I was suddenly aware of the reality of the people's welfare. It's as if I just woke up to it. Maybe I finally matured enough to truly see and care.

In my own backyard where my family lived, I saw horrid scenes of barefooted children napping on hard dusty grounds. I saw children in torn, expired clothes. Mothers clutching their children by the side of the road begging. This was truly poverty, and the most shocking thing to me was that in 32 years the country had not changed one bit. I said to myself "thirty years ago this was me laying on the hard dusty earth. This was me in tattered clothes. This was me walking around barefoot."

Yet that was not the most heartbreaking thing I observed in 2012. This is what happened that broke my heart: One morning I was going through my luggage to grab a few packets of noodles that I brought from America to cook for breakfast. When I opened my suitcase I found that the plastic bag containing the noodles had holes in it. It turned out that rats had eaten right through the luggage, and helped themselves to the noodles. I tried to salvage what I could only to find out that they were teeming with ants. I didn't know what else to do. So, upset that the critters ate my breakfast, I threw out the bags of noodles outside in a section of the front yard dedicated to burning garbage.

A short time later I hear some children scurrying and laughing. I got up to see what was happening, and to my surprise local children had gathered around the pile of garbage where I threw the noodles, and they were picking through the garbage to get the noodles. It turned out that the parents of these children saw me chuck them, and sent the kids to pillage. Very sad sight to see. I had forgotten what it felt like to go hungry. To this day I kick myself for doing something so stupid. Here I am in a poor country, surrounded by poor children, and Im throwing food away.

So I get back to the states and I knew there was something more I should be doing for my people. Six months later I launched my charity called Life Unlimited Charities, which is dedicated to helping the children in my hometown. I would love to go into details about the charity, but this is not the place.

So with the charity launched, hopes and dreams for the children in my head, love for the poor in my heart, I was ready...or so I thought. One BIG problem. Where is the money coming from to fuel the charity? I tried raising funds. NADA came in. I tried campaign after campaign....NOT ONE CENT. Everything that I have done from the launch up to today has been out of my own and my partners' pockets.

I knew if I needed funds for the charity, I couldn't rely on others. Not because they didn't care, but because the charity had not built up reputation. No one wants to waste hard earned money. I understood that. So I set out to start a home-business that would make enough for me to never have to beg for money for the charity. I found and joined one that was great for me. Two pay checks into it (yes, I finally was able to make money from a venture), the company decided to change their mode of operation. What was working GREAT for me turned into the very thing that joined that particular business to stay away from. So that was the end of that venture. I was tired.

Now, tired and still broke, the charity took on more responsibilies when it partnered with an orphanage in Uganda. What was I supposed to do, allow 32 orphans to die of hunger? Being a man of faith, I knew my job was to help the poor. It was my God's job to provide. So we took on the orphanage, and by the grace of God, through I and my partners' efforts have been helping these children month after month. PRAISE GOD!

But it is nothing compared to the troubles they go through. Everyday someone is sick with malaria. School tuition is an issue both in Haiti and Uganda. These things and so much more I cannot handle with my own strength. I knew that I must take another shot at building a stable stream of income that will provide month after month.

Somehow, after doing research, and reading review after review, I ended up deciding to join Wealthy Affiliates. I am here willing and ready to learn. I appreciate you all. I believe my God has led me here. I see how this makes perfect sense and wish I hadn't wasted my time with all of the other businesses I have tried in the past.

So that is my story. May not have been entertaining, but I need to keep it in front of me so that I never forget and lose track.

Thanks for listening.

...oh yea, I'm 36 and live in Connecticut. THE END!
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How much money would you be happy earning?
I would be very happy to earn at least $10,000/month

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
At least $140,000/month

And how much TIME are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
Willing to put in at least 6 hours every single day.
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How much money would you be happy earning?
I would be very happy to earn at least $10,000/month

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
At least $140,000/month

And how much TIME are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
Willing to put in at least 6 hours every single day.
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Hi Jean-Josue, Thanks for the follow. Wishing you all the best with your online journey.
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Thank you ma'am. Great success to you as well.
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I appreciate you following me and enjoy your journey with WA and I will also follow you.
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Thanks for the follow. Congrats on 50 years of marriage.
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Christene9 Premium
I hope things are going well. I know you are getting rolling within the training and there is ONE thing that always tends to confuse people and that is "what is my niche?".

I know, same thing happened to me when I started.

I just wanted to reach out and let you know that I am here if you ever want to run any niche "ideas" by me or you have any questions about finding your niche.

Get back to me when you get the chance! :)
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JSaintfery Premium
Hi Christine. When i first got started i didn't have one clue about what my niche would be. But through the training ideas started flowing. I am thinking about starting out with a website called Just Playin' and focus on video games. I enjoy video gaming in spare time (which i will no longer have due to building this biz). Please let me know what you think.
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PMbaluka Premium
Hello Jean-josue and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Family. This is the best place to be and I'd like to assure you that you made a good decision by joining this forum.

Everything you need for the success of your online business is all here. Just go for it! Follow the lessons keenly and participate in the community forums. If you read any comment don't forget to like and leave your comments. This helps in your ranking.

If you need any assistance please feel free to ask.

Wishing you all the best

Paul.
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JSaintfery Premium
Thank you Paul. Ill definitely be picking your brain every now and then.
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PMbaluka Premium
Thanks and welcome on board.
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Christene9 Premium
Allow me to personally welcome you to our Wealthy Affiliate family, you had made a wise decision to try out the program and if you use it wisely within the next few days you will learn a lot and also meet some wonderful people that will not hesitate to help you personally.

The most difficult part is always to TAKE ACTION and I strongly advise you to start with the "Get Started Here" section of Wealthy Affiliate as soon as possible in order to get the valuable head start that you need towards building an online business and earning money.

Just remember every day you sit idle is a day wasted!

Never hesitate to ask for help here on Wealthy Affiliate all of us will do our best to help.


Christene
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JSaintfery Premium
Thank you for the warm welcome Christene. I did a lot of research before finally settling to give WA a shot. So far I can see it was all worth it. Looking forward to learning and growing with this community. Again, thank you for the welcome.
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Christene9 Premium
Hi Jean-josue

Hope all is still going well? Happy thus far or do you have some unanswered questions that I can help with?
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