HRI believes every parent wants the best for their children, and that parents are the most important teachers in their children’s lives. That’s why we partnered with families, community leaders and nonprofit organizations to launch the Children First Program last year to protect children and keep families together in three of the poorest neighborhoods in Haiti.
An estimated 30,000 children live in orphanages in Haiti.
Sadly, 80% of these children are not orphans at all.
In fact, they were abandoned by their parents who, due to extreme povery and limited resources, were forced to make the heart-breaking decision to abandon their children. Your Spring Newsletter is coming soon to share one family’s story.
Children First is building stronger families, reuniting families, and preventing child abandonment.