Haiti

Adoption of children from Haiti is currently unavailable due to a critical security situation. We continue to help over 900 children in our project. We will inform you about any change in the situation. 

Why is the help in Haiti meaningful

Haiti is the poorest country in South America and one of the poorest in the world

75% of the population lives from less than 1.80€ a day

Only one-fourth of the population has access to electricity

People in Haiti live in harsh conditions. They do not have a regular income to secure basic needs for themselves and their families. Some try to make a living selling candy, water, and fried food. Alternatively, they can earn by working in households of wealthier families. Many families try to find a source of livelihood by growing different crops in their fields, but the harvest is often poor. Due to a disastrous financial situation, children often come to school hungry, as their parents can’t save money. Thanks to your support, the children of Haiti have an opportunity for education and hope for a better future.

Your donations secure

Education

Food and water

Healthcare

Study materials

Clothing

Whom do we help

Your support is sent directly to poverty–stricken children of preschool and school age in Haiti.

The founder of the school is the local Congregation of the Little Sisters of St. Theresa, who are dedicated to helping socially disadvantaged classes. There is also a health centre and centre for children with disabilities in Rivière Froide.

Goals and activities of Little Sisters of St. Theresa

The goal is to educate children from kindergarten to the end of high school. The Sisters reject no one and accept those who do not have enough money to pay tuition fees.

Their missionary purpose is providing general and agricultural education, specialised training, courses in leading a household, health care, help to children in need, ill and elderly, organising collective farms or other forms of cooperation in society.

Sister Marie Evanette Onesaire, Coordinator
My name is sister Marie, and I've been working as a local coordinator since 2010. We have been helping children and families in the community for more than 31 years. Primarily, we provide education and social consulting. With the help of the Children's Donation Project®, we support more than 200 children.

The St. Theresa School was established by the Congregation of the Little Sisters of St. Theresa. It collapsed during the Haiti earthquake on January 12, 2010. In January, the Slovak Catholic Charity began building a new kindergarten with four classrooms which were successfully completed in April 2011. Children have a chance to continue their education in a new space.

Goals and activities of the Little Sisters of St. Theresa

The goal is to educate children from kindergarten to the end of high school. The Sisters reject no one and accept those who do not have enough money to pay tuition fees.

Their missionary purpose is providing general and agricultural education, specialised training, courses in leading a household, health care, help to children in need, ill and elderly, organising collective farms or other forms of cooperation in society.

Sister Polonne Lops, Coordinator
My name is Sister Polonne, and I became a Catholic sister in 1960. I have been teaching children since 2006. After the earthquake in 2010, cooperation with SKCH has become crucial for the children in this region. In the beginning, I taught preschoolers, but nowadays, I also teach at the primary school level.

We would like to point out, that many children from various areas of Haiti couldn’t attend school every year, or they started school at a higher age. It is, therefore, common that a 15-year-old child attends the third or fourth grade of primary school. Consequently, older children are supported through the Children’s donation project. If you wish to support a younger child, please mark this in the application form.

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