Children's Respite Home & Outreach Project, Haiti

 
$8,330
$6,670
Raised
Remaining
Jun 15, 2009

House of Blessings

Widlin comes to the home each week with his twin sister Wilnese
Widlin comes to the home each week with his twin sister Wilnese

In February a team from the UK came to Haiti to put into good use the money you'd helped raise and refurbish an old building into a home for orphaned or abandoned children.

Since February the home has come into life, and evolved into a major home in North Haiti for some of the country’s most vulnerable children. Since February the home has evolved more specifically into a Home for special needs children, and children with HIV/AID's.

The home has the capability to look after orphans, as well as children whose families need some support. For instance, we support a father who came to us a few months ago with his beautiful 3 month old daughter called Jesula who like him has AID's. The father is only 22 years old and recently lost his partner who died of AID's. He didn't want to abandon his baby but seek some support so he could try and find work as well to provide a future for Jesula. We now look after Jesula for two days a week. Another of our children has cerebral palsy and was abandoned by her mum and dad into her grandmother’s care. Like many of our other children, the grandmother was sometimes forced to leave her granddaughter at home alone has she went out to desperately seek some work.

We now support over 20 families on this scheme, and are excited by the way the project grows week by week thanks to your help! We’ll be updating our main Global Giving Page for this project soon, but before then please take the time to look at our attached most recent news sheet! You'll also find a few pics from some of the children you're helping to support!

Many thanks for all your help! Please continue to remember this urgent work, and also the difference you can continue to make.

Priscaille - one of the kids on the scheme
Priscaille - one of the kids on the scheme

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Project Leader

Barry Mann

Volunteer
Bromley, Kent United Kingdom

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Map of Children's Respite Home & Outreach Project, Haiti