Since 2010 we provide programs in Haiti to girls in domestic servitude living in a state of exploitation. These girls are free to leave the Restavek system but they have nowhere to go. We are fundraising to build a residential school providing free accelerated education and a path to economic security.
1 Of Every 4
- Is the number of Unpaid Child Domestic Workers (Age 5-17) in Haiti.
- Restavek is a derogatory Creole term meaning a “child who lives with someone else in servitude”
- For generations, impoverished Haitian parents have sent their children to live with better off families.
- They are supposed to be cared for in exchange for housework, but they are often horribly mistreated, beaten, and even raped. These children are called Restavek.
- 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.
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.