Help us break the cycle of poverty and slavery in Haiti for Restavek girls and empower them to reach their true potential.
407,000 or 1 Of Every 4
Is The Number Of Child Domestic Workers (Age 5-17) In Haiti, Aka Restavek, Living Away From Parents Home, Not Following Normal Progression In Education, And Working More Than Other Children. (Fafo 2015 Pg.30)
A Modern Form of Slavery
For generations, impoverished Haitian parents have sent their children to live with better off families. These children are called Restavek. They are supposed to be cared for in exchange for housework, but they are often horribly mistreated, beaten, and even raped. Since 2010 we have worked with Restavek girls, we understand their situation and needs. This has enabled us to develop two programs that address both their immediate needs and provide them with a real future.
PROGRAM: SAFE HOUSE
We are building a Safe House to protect Restavek girls who can’t be reunited with their families. This house will not only provide them with a roof over their heads and meals on the table. It will offer them the kind of support and services that can make a lasting and transformative difference in their lives.
PROGRAM: ACCELERATED EDUCATION
We are investing in an Accelerated Education program to give Restavek girls who have been left behind a big step forward in their learning and their lives. This program will enable them to attain a 6th-grade diploma in just three years. It will offer a supportive environment and a rich curriculum that will help students reach their full potential.