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Fighting Child Slavery in Haiti

Your donation today will protect and empower vulnerable children susceptible to abuse, isolation and exploitation in a child-slavery practice throughout Haiti called restavek.

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.

Djenika's Story

Djenika shares first hand the loneliness and sadness that comes with living as a restavek child in Haiti, but also the hope she found through community and Christ.

Forward Edge is seeking to launch the “Pwoteje Project” in partnership with Restavek Freedom Foundation and local churches in Vernet, Haiti.

This multifaceted project creates child protection committees, educates the community through training and advocacy, and provides the tools to bring awareness and implement change within the culture. 

Education and local ownership of the solutions are key to ending child slavery.

OUTREACH EFFORTS WILL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

Assist children in critical need

Those that have been abused, malnourished, neglected, etc.

Identify, visit and educate​

Families in the community who are known to have restavek children.

advocate

For child protection efforts to the government and local authorities.

provide ongoing support

To hosting churches and community-wide child protection events.

host "justice sundays"

In the seven churches in Vernet to educate the community on caring for all children.

It only costs $6,000 to launch this program!

A donation of any amount will help us launch the Pwoteje Project to begin fighting child slavery in Haiti. 

$4,800.00 of $6,000.00 raised

You can trust that you're making a real and lasting impact.

85% TO PROGRAMS

Only 15% of your gift to our programs will be set aside for administration and fundraising costs.

REAL TRANSFORMATION

Our children’s programs have proven effective towards long-term, holistic transformation.

CREDIBLE LOCAL LEADERS

Your investment empowers credible nationals caring for their own people & community.

DISASTER RECOVERY

We help the most vulnerable disaster survivors return home (widows, low-income families, single moms, & the elderly).