Haiti

  • Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere.
  • 78% of Haitians are poor (less than US$2 a day), and more than half (54%) live in extreme poverty (less than US$1 a day).
  • Per Capita annual income is $660.
  • 50% of primary school age children are not enrolled in school.
  • More than 50% of children attending school are over-aged.
  • 65% of Haiti's population is under the age of 25.
  • 225,000 restaveks (child servants often treated as slaves).
  • Thousands of children live alone on the streets.
  • 70% of Haitians do not have electricity.
  • 58 percent of the population lacks access to clean water.
  • Deforestation has left the nation with less than two percent forest cover.

Maison des Enfants de Dieu

TEEMHaiti works with the orphanage, Maison des Enfants de Dieu, which is home to over 70 children, most of whom have been abandoned since the earthquake in January, 2010, either by loss of parents, or by birth parents that cannot care for them. Maison also ministers to the people in Haiti by employing local Haitian men and women to care for the children in the orphanage and to teach in the school. Maison seeks to meet the needs of orphans in Haiti and we are committed to walking with them as they share the Good News of salvation in Jesus Christ with the children brought to the orphanage as well as the families and friends of the children. Maison seeks to provide for spiritual and physical needs by offering a safe place for children to learn and grow as well as adoption opportunities. The children at Maison ages 2 and up attend school taught mostly in English to help prepare the children for their adoptive families. Maison also offers educational opportunities and discipleship to the birth families as they are continually striving to live out the Great Commission. To learn more about Maison, visit FHG's website.