Children
 Haiti
Project #11933

Guardian Angel Promise 126 Care to Orphans Haiti

by Mercy & Sharing
Vetted

Summary

There are 126 orphans at Mercy & Sharing Village in Haiti. ALL of these children were abandoned and left to die -- almost half of them are disabled or have special needs. Mercy & Sharing has made a promise to care for and raise each of these 126 kids. We are the ONLY organization in Haiti taking in disabled children. All proceeds from this project will go directly to helping these precious kids have the food, shelter, medical care, therapy, education and LOVE they need to survive and thrive.
$24,000
total goal
$17,779
remaining
45
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years active

Challenge

Since 1994, Mercy & Sharing has changed and saved lives for Haiti's most defenseless children. Children in Haiti are abandoned at an alarming rate and have no where to turn. Mercy & Sharing Village is a campus located northwest of Port-au-Prince. Here,126 orphans (nearly half of whom are disabled) have a warm and loving home. Mercy & Sharing provides shelter, food, 24/7 care, education, healthcare, therapy, mentoring and vocational training to these kids. No other orgs take in disabled kids.

Solution

Mercy & Sharing's model for orphan care is efficient and sustainable. For only $6000 per year per child, we provide EVERYTHING needed for an orphan to thrive. With over 100 Haitian nationals employed at Mercy & Sharing Village, children are nurtured with love and compassion. Three orphanage buildings house these children. In addition to providing for their essential needs, robust educational and recreational programs are in place to enable these kids to grow and learn and smile!

Long-Term Impact

Where unemployment is over 66% and 54% of the population lives in abject poverty, the only way to break the cycle of despair in Haiti is to educate children to provide for themselves when they become adults. Through Mercy & Sharing's Learning Academy and Technical and Trade School has 98 students, the orphans at Mercy & Sharing Village have opportunities to succeed in life and become independent. The deep effect of this transformation breaks the cycle of despair for these children.

Resources

http:/​/​haitichildren.com/​
Mercy & Sharing's Home Page
Promise126

Organization Information

Mercy & Sharing

Location: Carbondale, CO - USA
Website: http:/​/​haitichildren.com
Project Leader:
Stephen Higgins
CDO
Carbondale, CO United States

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