Haitian Roots

Changing Haiti's future through education

Why education? Haiti is the poorest country in the West and it costs about $600/year for a child to attend school. However, the average family of 6 earns less than $500/year. When an individual is illiterate, they do not have the basic skills that a quality education offers and are often condemned to a life of poverty, ill health, and social exclusion. The good news is that education beats poverty. Children who attend school are not only healthier, better-nourished, and live more prosperous lives, but they become aware of their own potential in the world and are equipped with the life skills necessary to thrive in society.

We Need Your Help

Parents line up, begging to have their children admitted to our program so that they can have a chance for a better tomorrow. Sponsor a child's education today for only $300 ($25/month) and help us change a child's future.

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Education Sponsorship

Change a child's future by sending them to school today Learn more »

La Maison Orphanage

Provide for the immediate needs of Haiti's precious orphans Learn more »

Our School

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TedWoodenskyEdme1-57e42f818c1d4 Update on Tedd

This is one of our kinedergarten students, Tedd Edme.  We introduced him on this blog back in October because we were working hard to get him a medical visa.   That visa was issued in February.  When Tedd first arrived, we didn't know if he had any vision in his eye at all.

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990d06b0c7a64531bfa748032b81f343 Happy New Year!

2016 was a great year for Haitian Roots!  Thanks to YOU we were able to accomplish our goal of moving to a much larger and nicer school.  We now have over 180 children at the Haitian Roots Academy, in addition to the 80 children still in our scholarship program.  In 2016 we also..

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161006121218-03-hurricane-matthew-haiti-1006-super-169 Hurricane Matthew Update

Many of you, our wonderful supporters, have contacted us to ask how Haitian Roots families are doing in the aftermath of the deadly hurricane.  We are grateful to share the news that our orphanage and school were undamaged and we have not had any loss of life.

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blog1 Ever Wonder If Your Support Makes a Difference?

  This is a group of kindergarten children at the Haitian Roots Academy.  See that adorable little boy in the middle, winking at the camera?  His name is Menlove.  Read more about him to learn of just one of the stories we heard while in Haiti last week to remind us that education really does work and that your support truly does change lives.

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