Building the first-ever community center for the impoverished community of Vernet, Haiti will provide a learning and recreational environment that helps change lives.
The community of Vernet is an urban community located just outside the city of Les Cayes in the southern region of Haiti. It’s home to approximately 3,000 people living in extreme poverty. Many children in the area are trapped in a form of domestic slavery called restavek, including some children in our program.
This 1/3-acre community center – the first of its kind in the area – will include a meeting area, an athletic field, and a multipurpose sports court, providing children and adults with new opportunities to grow spiritually, physically, socially and intellectually. The center will be the new home for our Kids Club program, which is currently serving over 100 kids a week, and will also be a place for parents and other youth and families within the community to grow and thrive. Here are some of the activities this facility will provide:
Only 15% of your gift to our programs will be set aside for administration and fundraising costs.
Our children’s programs have proven effective towards long-term, holistic transformation.
Your investment empowers credible nationals caring for their own people & community.
We help the most vulnerable disaster survivors return home (widows, low-income families, single moms, & the elderly).