Project #6235

Provide a safe home for Haitian Orphans

by International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)
Dec 20, 2013

Give a child like Gusline a Merry Christmas

Christmas is a time for fun and games at HTDC
Christmas is a time for fun and games at HTDC

Fantastic news! Since our last update, generous donors just like you gave a wonderful $5,000 to help the HTDC orphanage launch its own small business selling chicken eggs.

The profits from those eggs will help the orphanage’s leaders give children like Gusline a secure future. Like so many of the kids in the orphanage’s care, Gusline’s parents abandoned her. There is no record of her birth or her early childhood. Without the orphanage she would be homeless, completely undocumented, and vulnerable.

But in the orphanage’s care, she’s blossomed into a healthy, happy four year old girl who loves dresses and playing with her friends. 

The orphanage is working toward self-sufficiency with its chicken business and other businesses they’ll soon begin. But those businesses aren’t paying the bills yet, so for the time being they’re reliant on donors like you to ensure Gusline has food, school, healthcare, and maybe even a few gifts on Christmas morning.

This Christmas, we hope you’ll help us give Gusline a Merry Christmas by becoming a monthly donor. When you create your recurring donation between today and New Year’s Eve, GlobalGiving will match your donation!

Your gift of just $10 a month is enough to fund three month’s education for Gusline, so please consider giving what you can.

Set up your monthly gift here

Not ready to commit to a monthly donation? No problem. Your donation of just $26 will give Gusline or a child like her a full month of nutritious food.

Thanks so very much - and, if you’re celebrating this year, we wish you a very Merry Christmas! 


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International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)

Location: Bristol, Somerset - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Andy Chaggar
Bristol, Somerset United Kingdom

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