In January 2010 Haiti was hit by an earthquake that killed 316,000 people and left 1.85 million without homes. At the time of the disaster GAiN was able to respond with sending basic emergency supplies and built a warehouse to store these supplies ready for distribution. During this time it became clear that Haiti is in need of longer-term help in reconstructing their communities. GAiN had the opportunity to partner with a local orphanage to rebuild a children’s centre to help bring hope for the next generation.
In the UK we responded by sending nearly £30,000 in emergency funds to help with the essential supplies. Now we can help with the work to support the re-building of the Children’s Centre in Ça-Ira. In July 2014 we took our first partnership project with Student Life to work on the finishing touches to the boys dormitory accommodation.
There are teams planned to go to Haiti in April and October 2019. Visit our GAiN Oveseas page to find out more.
If you would like to give directly to the Children’s Centre in Haiti please follow this link to give today or to set up a regular donation.
Sponsor one of the children in Haiti
140 children are supported at the orphanage and your donations give them a hope for the future, as the leaders of tomorrow’s Haiti. Your sponsorship will provide the children with the basic needs along with a sound education at the orphanage school.