Project #6235

Provide a safe home for Haitian Orphans

by International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)
$150,135 Raised
total goal
monthly donors
This project provides a safe home for 27 orphaned children in Haiti. The 2010 earthquake destroyed the orphanage, leaving all of the children homeless. We've already provided them with a new house, and we're now meeting all their needs. Some, like 3 year old Germina, were abandoned when their relatives couldn't care for them. She was just 6 days old when she arrived. Others arrived at the orphanage after their parents died. All of the kids would be homeless without donors like you.


Orphaned children in Haiti have few chances at a bright future. The government agency which should look after them is corrupt and under-funded. Even where they do their best, they can care for only a fraction of Haiti's homeless kids. That leaves children like Germina reliant on private institutions like the HTDC orphanage (SMDT orphanage in French). HTDC can only meet her needs if donors like you provide the funding it needs to care for her.


This project will provide funding so that the HTDC orphanage can invest in each child's future with nutritious food, quality education, health care, and enriching activities like English and art classes. The orphanage is currently housed in a rented house, but the directors ambition is to build a permanent home on land that they own. With your support, HTDC will grow to help many more than 27 children grow into tomorrow's leaders!

Long-Term Impact

Without the support of the HTDC orphanage, many of the children at the orphanage would likely die before adulthood. If they did survive, their future would have been bleak and likely include crime, poverty, and homelessness. By investing in the most vulnerable of Haiti's children, HTDC will change these children's futures - they have the opportunity to grow into health, successful adults who will help the larger community become stronger.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Organization Information

International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)

Location: Bristol, Somerset - United Kingdom
Project Leader:
Andy Chaggar
Bristol, Somerset United Kingdom