This project will provide a year of safe housing for Christelle. Christelle isn't sure how old she is - we think she's around 14. Christelle's dad was forced to abandon her after her mom left and he couldn't afford to care for her anymore. Christelle was sick and malnourished when she arrived at the orphanage, but now she looks forward to tomorrow. Yet without the orphanage to keep her safe, Christelle would be forced to fend for herself as a homeless street-kid.
As an orphan, Christelle is among the most vulnerable of Haitian children. There isn't an effective nationwide child protection service operating in Haiti to provide for her basic needs. This means that, without your help, Christelle would be a homeless street-kid, leaving her vulnerable to exploitation and destined to a life of suffering and poverty.
By donating today, you'll help us provide the home Christelle needs to stay safe and to grow up with a fighting chance. You'll also help us provide caregivers to look after Christelle and also ensure that she has access to water and electricity. Note that the orphanage is home to around thirty children. Donations to this project will cover Christelle's share of the costs over a year, but will be spent on all the children in parallel as we fundraise for each in turn.
A safe home and care are essential for every child. By providing these for Christelle, you're giving her the foundations she needs to build a bright future.