Episode 92 Interview with Carmel Clermont: Mother to the Masses

Episode 92 Interview with Carmel Clermont: Mother to the Masses

Carmel Clermont is a Haitian woman who was raised by her aunt in Haiti until she was 15 years old. She finally joined her parents in the US in 1986. She went to high school, and to college, got married and had 5 children, inherited 5 more stepchildren, and decided she was most at home when she was helping others, so she went to work to unofficially adopt 300 children in Haiti through the support of their orphanages.

Tune into the podcast for the interview with Carmel and discussion topics that include her sex education classes, child prostitution, single mother programs and getting meals and general education for the inhabitants of the two orphanages she has personally taken on.

For more information on her and on her non-profit the Clermont Care Center:






Carmel Claremont goes beyond creating her own life on purpose, she makes sure that in the creation of her own life she is also creating a better life for others through helping to educate, feed and clothe them. She said to me:

“I believe with my heart and soul, those that give always have more in return. Matthew 25 V  35  ‘For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. 36 I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’  One of my greatest accomplishment on earth is becoming a mother, I think I was born to be a mother not only to my own kids but also to others I come encounter with. My aunt raised me, I grew with a lot of love and I see other children that did not have what I have, I always said to myself I want to be the best Mom, I can be.

Thanks for tuning in this week. See you next week on the Love Your Story podcast for another great story or story tool.

About the author, Lori

Author of five books and over 100 magazine and newspaper articles, Lori found a fascination with the personal narrative during her master's degree research in Folklore at Utah State University. Coming to understand the nuance and power of story, the automatic but unrecognized uses, the cultural curtains that story pulls back for us to peak behind, she let her excitement spill over into her own journey of personal empowerment and the excitement of sharing it all with others.

1 Comment

  1. Marsha Mosher on June 20, 2018 at 5:29 PM

    Really enjoyed your story! Thanks for sharing. I’m so proud of you.

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