Project #6235

Provide a safe home for Haitian Orphans

by International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)
Jun 28, 2013

The Newest Addition

3 year old Novely is a little camera shy!
3 year old Novely is a little camera shy!

We’d like to introduce the newest member of the HTDC family – Novely.

Novely is just three. Her mom passed away, and she was left in the care of her 16-year-old aunt. Just a child herself, she quickly found herself unable to meet even Novely’s most basic needs. She made the difficult decision to bring Novely to the orphanage when she realised she couldn’t provide Novely with enough to eat, a safe home, or even pay a few dollars so Novely could see a doctor when she was sick.

When Novely first arrived, she was very sad, but she’s now starting to settle in. She’s made her first friend – Germina! Germina is definitely the boss when the two play, but we think that as Novely gets more settled, we’ll start to hear from her more.

When Novely’s aunt dropped her off, she told the staff that she wanted Novely to have enough to eat, to be able to see a doctor when she was sick, and to get an education. Before she arrived, Novely had never had any of those things.

If it wasn’t for you, Novely’s aunt would have had nowhere to turn, and she and Novely would likely have found themselves homeless and hungry. But because of you, that didn’t happen. Thanks to your generosity we’ve been able to give Novely a safe home and a bright future. Thanks so much for all you’ve given!

We’ll let you know how Novely keeps settling in right here on GlobalGiving. As always, should you have any questions about how we’re using your donation don’t hesitate to email

Very kind regards!


About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating or by subscribing to this project's RSS feed.

Organization Information

International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)

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