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This author Sarah Sikon has created 51 entries.

20 Apr

C4C- 4/20/20

According to BBC News, “Around 60% of Haitians live below the poverty line and many face a stark choice: either go about [their] daily business and run the risk of contracting COVID-19, or stay indoors, as the government advises, and be unable to put food on the table.” The government has been distributing food parcels and masks, but not enough to reach a large percentage of the people. “In Port-au-Prince, market days have been cut back, creating further demand for...

17 Apr

C4C – 4/17/20

According to the Miami Herald, “In the last week, the mayors of two of the largest cities — Petionville and Carrefour — have announced restrictions on the days and times that public markets in their cities can operate. They have also put in hand-washing stations and announced the distributions of masks.” FEEDING PROGRAM: Feed My Starving Children, our food partner, relies on volunteers to pack meals, but since they are not able to meet together at this time, they are using...

15 Apr

C4C – 4/15/20

Many Haitians are in denial of the coronavirus’ arrival in Haiti, as many do not trust the government officials and the news they give. Also, not many people have access to news and the education needed to keep themselves protected. There are now 40 confirmed cases and 3 deaths, with hundreds if not thousands of others with the virus, not getting tested. Our Crèche Director, Nathan, visited the Petionville market down the mountain earlier this week, and he said the...

13 Apr

C4C – 4/13/20

Haiti now has 33 confirmed cases of coronavirus, but thousands of people remain untested due to the country only having 2 testing centers and limited doctors. The government is taking measures to encourage people to stay home as much as possible. According to our Creche Director, Nathan, some markets in larger areas have been closed down to try to prevent the spread of the virus, but most Haitians rely on selling goods every day to survive. Please be praying for...

10 Apr

C4C – 4/10/20

GOOD FRIDAY: Today, our pastors, church members, and C4C employees and their families are praying together from our homes in gratitude for Christ’s sacrifice, for guidance and provision within Chances for Children, for the situation in Haiti, and for the virus to stop spreading across the world. Please join us all in prayer today. WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT: We have sent our 9 seamstresses in our Zel program home since we have a small space for them to work in and we do...

08 Apr

C4C – 4/8/20

“Battered by years of man-made and natural disasters,” according to Haitian Analysis, “Haiti faces another historical ordeal with few resources to confront it. Systematically looted for years, Haiti now sits on the precipice of another major disaster of which the poor majority, sidelined and repressed, will again bear the brunt: Covid-19.” Haiti currently has 24 cases of the virus, but only 2 testing centers across the country. Many hospitals and other medical centers are closing down, as they do...

06 Apr

C4C – 4/6/20

Haiti has been hit hard with tragedies year after year for decades, and this virus may be considered no less. Haiti Analysis “spoke with Dr. Ernst Noël, of the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy (FMP) in Port-au-Prince, who stated that 800,000 [deaths] is not exaggerated. In his view it is highly probable that more people will die due to Coronavirus than perished in the 2010 earthquake.” Read more about the staggering statistics here: http://haitianalysis.com/2020/03/31/haiti-on-the-precipice-of-coronavirus/ CHURCH: This past weekend, pastors and church leaders...

03 Apr

C4C – 4/3/20

According to Haiti Analysis, “With six million of Haiti’s 11 million citizens living below the poverty line of $2.41 a day, according to the World Bank, most will face a grueling dilemma of how to feed themselves and their families while avoiding virus infection….As the virus hits countries worldwide, it is unlikely foreign governments will be able to marshal the Herculean support that Haiti needs. Haiti spends just $13 per capita on healthcare, compared to $180 by the Dominican Republic,...

01 Apr

C4C – 4/1/20

Since Haiti has few healthcare networks and even less infrastructure, officials have taken a proactive approach to prevent the spread of coronavirus by calling for a national lockdown. The question still remains, “how”? How do we actually prepare? How can we urge people to “wash hands constantly” when water is not readily accessible? How can we urge them to shelter in place when the only way that they can feed their children is to stand out in the sun for hours...

30 Mar

C4C – 3/30/20

Thank you all for your continued prayers and support! We are happy to keep you all informed about what is happening within our organization and in Haiti through our weekly updates every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. You can also follow us on Facebook (Chances for Children) and on Instagram (@c4c_haiti). CRECHE: All of the kids are doing well and are staying healthy. E, who suffers from sickle cell anemia, has experienced a lot of pain and weakness in the past 5 weeks, which is the longest extended...