Haiti is the poorest country in the Northern Hemisphere with over 58% of its population living below the poverty line. Gang violence has plagued Haiti for years. The most recent widespread outbreak of gang violence was fuelled by the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse on 7 July 2021. Gang violence was already rampant under President Moïse, but the power vacuum created by his murder has allowed these gangs to seize more territory and become more influential. The situation has deteriorated yet further this year, and violence, kidnappings and murder are rife in the capital Port-au-Prince.

In the midst of this, the people of Haiti are trying to stay alive and survive. For many years we have supported an orphanage in the capital, where over 30 mostly disabled and abandoned children are cared for by a dedicated team of staff and volunteers. Thanks to the generosity of individual sponsors, we have been able to send regular donations to ensure that the children receive regular nutritious food, clothing, access to an education and medical care. In addition the disabled children have music, massage & water therapy so that they can live as full a life as possible.

During these recent years of violence, we have continued to support the orphanage, managing to get money through in spite of the difficulties. With food in the capital now scarce and expensive, we have also recently sent money from our Crisis Support fund to help the staff become more self-sufficient by buying livestock and protecting their vegetable garden. We are regularly updated on their most pressing needs.

If you would like to bring hope to a child in need in Haiti, please consider sponsoring a child.

If you would like to donate to our Haiti Crisis Fund to contribute to the most pressing needs right now, please click the button below.