Research on the Wealth and Location of Households Hosting Restavek
In Haiti, many poor rural families send their children to be domestic servants. Specifically, they want to give them a better future in the homes of urban / semi-urban families. Ordinarily, these children are girls. They are vulnerable to emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. People call these children Restavek.
Haiti Now relied on data obtained from the FAFO Research Foundation and the Institut Haitian del’ Enfance. The data was collected from 2013 - 2014.
Haiti Now has published this data online in an interactive manner. Click here to review this data in more detail, and to see other dimensions of the living conditions of Restavek in Haiti.
Another Option for Abandoned Girls in Domestic Servitude
Haiti Now ‘s mission is to give Restavek girls the ability to:
- leave domestic servitude
- prepare for a better future
Our current goal is to build a residential school for Restavek girls. Thus, we intend to support these girls to build a healthy and financially secure future.
In this residential school, girls will receive:
- an accelerated education
- health care
- emotional support
- arts and sports
- healthy socialization with peers and adults
Envision these girls reaching their potential at our residential school. You can and join us in building this facility.
Please support us at https://www.haiti-now.org/donate/