Over the last few weeks the Children’s Home project has really progressed. Two of our UK workers have headed out to Haiti for one year to oversee the project, and have been delighted to see firsthand the progress of the work. Building work on the home is coming along well, and over the next few weeks a team of 12 volunteers from the UK will be adding the finishing touches to the home ready for use!
We’d like to thank all of you who have generously supported this work through Global Giving. Thanks to your kind support a huge difference is going to be made to many vulnerable and at risk children.
Part of the purpose of the home is to provide outreach support and respite care to families with special needs children who need help. Three weeks ago we met a single mother and her six children who live in a little shack on a mountain side. Her two youngest children are twins, and like 75% of children in Haiti were given birth to at a home without any medical support. Sadly the mother faced some difficulties during birth and one of the twins now has Cerebral Palsy. With no job or husband she had been looking at giving up this baby, but thanks to your support has now been offered the care and support she needs in order to avoid this. Each week the twins will come and spend some time with us at the home allowing the mother to go and work. The family is already receiving weekly food packages, medical treatment and respite care thanks to your support. We wish you could witness the warm smile of thanks we receive each time we visit the family.
This family marks just one example of how you’ve helped. With the continued support of individuals like you we hope to offer the love, support and care that many other families need, and ensure that children can where possible be kept within their real families. Please continue to help us help them. We pray and hope you may be encouraged and inspired by the difference you’ve helped make!
Many thanks, the Haiti Hospital Appeal Team.
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