Help One Now is supporting orphan prevention & family empowerment projects in Port-au-Prince, Kenscoff, Drouin, and Ferrier.
These projects focus on education, health care, micro-enterprise, family preservation, family reunification, and spiritual development to keep vulnerable children WITH their families.
There is a significant range of at risk children in Haiti. The children of Ferrier Village generally fall into two categories: those children vulnerable to serving as domestic servants in households, an arrangement commonly known as restavèk (literally, “living with”); and children trafficked for sex and labor across the border into the Dominican Republic. Since Ferrier is a border city, it is a prime location to rescue children in these vulnerable situations.
Area: 10,715 sq mi
Year of Independence: 1804
PEOPLE IN HAITI
- Haiti’s adult literacy rate is 48.7%. Youth literacy rates are at 72.5%
- Roughly 30% of children attending primary school will not make it to third grade; 60% will quit school before the sixth grade (Haiti Partners, 2016).
- 63 year life expectancy
- Infant mortality: 55 per 1000 births,
- Estimated 130,000 people living with HIV.
- Only 55.2 percent of the population has access to an improved water source (The Water Project, 2016);
POVERTY IN HAITI
Orphan Pop.: 430,000 (have lost one or both parents due to all causes). Approximately 110,000 children (ages 0-17) orphaned due to AIDS. (UNAIDS, 2016)
HIGH RISKS IN HAITI
- Estimated 150,000 – 500,000 children living in domestic servitude, or Restavek (subject to forced labor, beatings, sexual assault and other abuses)g.
- 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report
THE COMMUNITIES WHERE WE PARTNER
It is a place where these children will be cared for and restored to physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.
KENSCOFF & DROUIN
We partner with Jean Alix Paul and Spirit of Truth Ministries to bring quality education, nutrition, spirtitual development, and fair-wage jobs to vulnerable communities.
Through our school programs, over 1,300 children get to attend school every day with a full belly and come home to families empowered through community development inititatives. Our partnership is about so much more than just education, it is about orphan prevention and family preservation.
Yahve Shamma Village is a community development initiative of Help One Now – serves as home for 42 orphaned children in Pétionville, Haiti.
Yahve Shamma Village is also a community hub, investing in future generations through education and development.
ACLAPROTECH – The Academy for CLAssical, PROfessional, and TECHnical Studies – was founded and is managed by Pastor Jean St. Cyr. The school began on a small scale many years before the earthquake, but the need for affordable education became even greater as many fled to the tent city for refuge.
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