This project provides a safe home for around twelve orphaned children in Haiti. The 2010 earthquake destroyed the orphanage's old house, leaving all of the children homeless. They were all forced to live in one small room and a tent, which flooded almost daily. So, we rented them a new home, and also began meeting their other needs, like food and school. Without donors like you all the kids would be homeless, but instead they're safe, thanks to you.
Orphaned children in Haiti have few chances at a bright future. There isn't an effective nationwide child protection service, and even at their best, they can care for only a fraction of Haiti's homeless kids. That leaves children reliant on private institutions like the HTDC orphanage (SMDT orphanage in French). HTDC can only meet their needs if donors like you help provide the funding they need to care for them.
This project will help ensure the HTDC orphanage can provide a safe home, nutritious food, quality education, health care, and enriching activities. The orphanage is based in a rented house, and over time has reduced the number of children in its care by working hard to reunite them with remaining family, or by finding them loving, adoptive parents. With your support, HTDC will care for the remaining children for as long as possible into the future.
Without the support of the HTDC orphanage, all the children would likely be on the streets and vulnerable to exploitation. If they survived, their future would be bleak and include crime, poverty, and homelessness. Instead, by meeting their needs today, and by investing in their futures, they will have a chance to grow into healthy, educated and successful adults.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).