We already know that Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, but what does that really mean?
There are staggering statistics about the extreme poverty of Haitians, the devastating infant mortality rate and the number of people who go hungry and can't provide for their families. These numbers, while unbelievable, don't even begin to describe the sacrifices people make just to survive. This includes abandoning children and disowning aging family members. On several occasions, volunteers traveling in Haiti have been offered a child in hopes that they will be taken away from all the devastation and given a better life.
But Haitians are just like us. They want to work and go to school. They want safe communities and the opportunity to provide loving homes for their children.
Haiti's children are filled with a remarkable and resilient spirit. They are the reason our volunteers are devoted to the plight of the Haitian people.
There are countless non-profits working in Haiti today. Many of them have been there for decades, trying to build a stronger and healthier country. Haitians know that foreign aid workers are there to help. Global Family Philanthropy believes that by working together we can make real change.
We are having success in Haiti, not only because of strong partnerships, but because of devoted volunteers. Our teams of individuals and families who travel to Haiti, experience first-hand the power of working side-by-side with Haitians to make change. Whether our volunteers are teachers, nurses, electricians or stay-at-home moms, they are learning about the culture and impacting lives...including their own.
We've created a loving home for abandoned children, where our Haitian family thrives while attending school and living in a family-style home. We provide jobs for our Haitian staff, who otherwise would not have income. As a result, they're able to care for their own families.
We believe that as a team and as a family we can make serious change in our small corner of Haiti. With dedicated volunteers, informed donors and supportive fellow non-profits we can help provide a future for our Haitian kids.
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