Make a Haitian Orphanage Self-Sufficient!

by International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)
Her sign says it all!
Her sign says it all!

Wow, we’re so excited that our project to make a Haitian Orphanage Self-Sufficient is now completely funded. Because of you we’ll be able to build a sustainable future for kids like Nolson, Lovely and Gusline!

Construction of a chicken coop at the HTDC orphanage will now start, and we’ll also be able to buy chickens and feed for when it’s completed.

We’ll soon be posting photo’s of that work in a future project report, so keep checking back! If you ever have any questions about how we’re using your donation, please don’t hesitate to email We’d love to hear from


She's had a great year thanks to you!

Thanks so much to everyone who took advantage of GlobalGiving’s most recent matching day. Your gifts on the 23rd were a third more valuable– and that has made all the difference for kids like Gusline.

If you’re like us, you’re starting to think about the holiday season. The holidays are a time of joy – but for many of us they’re also incredibly busy! Before the end of year rush starts, we wanted to pause for a moment and thank you for everything you’ve given over the last year.

The orphanage doesn’t receive government support, and that has left it reliant on donations.  While the orphanage is grateful for the gifts it receives this reliance means the children are vulnerable. During a bad month they might have to go without.

But because of you, the orphanage is on its way to self-reliance. With self-reliance comes security, as orphanage director Carlo explained. “When we have the chickens we’ll be able to make our own money. We’ll buy our own food, pay our own rent, and know that whatever happens, we’ll be alright. Our kids will also learn how to run a business – so they’ll be stronger.”

Your investments are moving the orphanage toward the secure, independent future Carlo envisions. We know that investing in a business is a brave choice for a donor and we wanted to let you know that we appreciate what you’ve given.

Because of you, the orphanage is on its way to meeting Guseline’s needs without having to rely on the generosity of strangers. Thanks so much!

As always, if you ever have any questions about how your donation is changing lives, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing We’d love to hear from you!

Thanks again for your generosity, and our very warmest regards!


Your gift will give them a secure future!
Your gift will give them a secure future!

The school year is now underway at the HTDC orphanage. At our charity, we’ve spent the last few months fundraising here on GlobalGiving to fund the kids’ teachers, school supplies, uniforms, and books.

We’re happy to do that fundraising, and the orphanage staff were incredibly grateful to receive the donations needed to open the school so that 30 kids like Nolson can get an education.

But while we’re delighted to see the kids in school and thriving, we’re looking forward to a time when the staff of the HTDC orphanage will be able to buy those schoolbooks without relying on others for help.

With financial independence comes a sense of self-sufficiency, independence, and dignity. Your donations are bringing the orphanage closer to that independence everyday by providing the start-up funds for needed to open a business – thanks so much for all you’ve already given!

We still have a way to go before the HTDC chicken coop is open for business – but now GlobalGiving is making it 30% easier for us to get there! Tomorrow, GlobalGiving will match all donations by 30%. That makes tomorrow a great day to invest in a sustainable future for Nolson.

We hope you’ll give what you can and share this opportunity with friends and family so that we can build a sustainable, independent HTDC orphanage.

Thanks so much, and very kind regards!

Thanks for helping HTDC become independent!
Thanks for helping HTDC become independent!

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International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)

Location: Bristol, Somerset - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Emma Taylor
Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom

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