Our orphanage in Haiti, which can house 20-25 children, sits on a 1-acre gated property in the suburbs of Tabarre. There, we also have an on-site Christian Academy with a team of teachers and caretakers.
HOW MANY CHILDREN DO YOU CURRENTLY CARE FOR?
As of August 2020, we currently are caring for 10 children. We are projecting more growth as we continue on this journey.
WHO CARES FOR THE CHILDREN ON A REGULAR BASIS?
Our team in Haiti consists of three caretakers, two site-based teachers, and one custodian.
HOW CAN I HELP?
There are many different ways to help the effort at HWI: volunteer, donate, spread the word, and pray.
Due to shipping costs and difficulties, we buy most supplies locally in Haiti. Because of this, we appreaciate financial donations to alleviate the process of shipping. (For example, a two-cubic foot box of materials can cost upwards of $70 to ship from NYC, plus the transportation cost from Albany.) However, during our missions trips, we take as many items with us as we can.
Our trips generally take place about every two months. On these trips, we travel in groups of 2, with a maximum of 12 people.
WHAT'S IT LIKE IN HAITI?
Haiti is a mountainous country located 600 miles southeast of Florida. With its neighbor, the Dominican Republic, both countries make up the island of Hispaniola, the second largest island in the Caribbean, after Cuba. Haiti’s official languages are French and Creole.
Haiti, once called the Pearl of Antilles, is now considered to be the least developed nation and the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.