This project will provide a full year of education for nine year old Florentina. Florentina was brought to the HTDC orphanage by her 16 year old aunt after her parents abandoned her. She's one of the most exuberant, out-going kids at the orphanage. She loves school - especially when her class sings! With your help, we'll be able to keep providing her with the education she needs to build a secure future.
As an orphan, Florentina is among the most vulnerable of Haitian children. There are very few free schools available in Port-au-Prince, so the orphanage must pay for the kids in its care to attend school. It can't afford to do this without your support. Lack of education locks kids like Florentina into a cycle of poverty. Ensuring access to school not only helps Florentina, but strengthens Haitian communities in the long-term.
Florentina has lived her whole life in poverty. She needs a quality education to find a prosperous future. Your donations will give her that education, and set her on the road to a brighter tomorrow. Note that the orphanage is home to around thirty children. Donations to this project will cover Florentina's school costs over a year, but will be spent on all the children in parallel as we fundraise for each in turn.
Access to education will give Florentina the skills she needs to find a stable job and escape poverty when she's older.