Fighting Child Slavery in Haiti

Restavek is a form of modern-day child slavery in Haiti affecting more than 400,000 children (one in every 15 children). Typically born into poor, rural families, restavek children are often given to relatives or strangers in an effort to ensure they survive. Most of these children become domestic slaves assigned to menial tasks, are not allowed to attend school, and are often abused, neglected and malnourished.

 
 
 

Neighbors Near And Far

Why give to International Missions when there are people in need in our own backyard? This is a legitimate question. Sometimes conflicting feelings can arise about where our money “should” go. After all, most of us are familiar with the old adage that “charity begins at home.” There are many diverse opinions when it comes […]

 
 
 
 
 

Oaxaca Community Assessment

Oaxaca, Mexico Skip to Community Development Plan Community Assessment Oaxaca, Mexico is among the poorest regions in Latin America. Three out of four people here lack access to basic necessities like food, water, education, and healthcare. Most have nothing more than a third or fourth-grade education, and many families are forced to live in one-room, […]

 

El Cobre Community Assessment

El Cobre, Cuba Skip to Community Development Plan Community Assessment In Santiago de Cuba, the town of El Cobre (Spanish for copper) was named after the El Cobre copper mine, the first open-pit copper mine in Cuba. El Cobre has a population of approximately 19,000 inhabitants. It is about 12 miles northwest of Santiago Bay […]