Child Champions in Haiti tell us about their country.
Haiti is a country in the Caribbean Sea that shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic. The terrain is typically mountainous and boasts long stretches of beach along with a year-round warm climate.
Though the landscape is lovely, it is subject to bouts of drought and flooding — which have been made more severe by deforestation — and is plagued by destructive hurricanes and earthquakes. These environmental factors have caused serious challenges for Haiti’s water supply and sanitation sector and have contributed to the country’s chronic poverty.
The people of Haiti are hospitable, spiritual, and love life, but most of the population lives without essential services and comforts such as drinkable water, electricity, traversable roads, public health programs, schools, gainful employment, security, and political stability. With a market-style economy where large importers impose their own laws, the price of basic resources can change from day to day, leaving many Haitians without enough to sustain their households. And as it is in so many places, children are the most vulnerable to the hardships of poverty and bear the brunt of this scarcity. Families who cannot adequately support themselves are even sometimes forced to send their children to be house servants to the wealthy, which puts them at risk for abuse.
The opportunities that OneChild brings to the children in Haiti are like an oasis in the midst of a desert. They are not only life-changing, they are life-giving. But this important work cannot be done without supporters like you.
Haiti Hope Centers
OneChild is committed to serving children in Haiti and to giving them the opportunity to lead healthy and happy lives. The program is designed for those living in both rural and urban regions, according to their context and need, and offers children from each place something they might not otherwise have: HOPE.
In Haiti, Child Champions at OneChild’s Hope Centers bring hope to the hard places by providing kids with an education, whether that looks like traditional schooling, specific training, vocational courses, or encouraging entrepreneurship. These dedicated Child Champions give children the chance to discover their talents so they are inspired to dream and be successful.
By equipping Child Champions at each Hope Center with the tools they need to develop children’s God-given potential, OneChild is providing a chance for the next generation to become productive and impactful members of society. Supplying children with much-needed meals, quality education, and spiritual support is an investment in Haiti’s future for years to come.
And with the ongoing support and prayers of caring sponsors and donors, the children of Haiti will have a way to pursue any call the Lord places in their hearts.
We are accountable to the children we serve AND to our donors.
Our accountability to our donors is one of our highest priorities. Our goal is to use the funds entrusted to us as wise stewards. To do this requires continued monitoring of our fund distribution. OneChild is also a member in good standing with the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA)