11 years ago, more than 250,000 Haitians were killed and 300,000 were left injured.
Every Haitian can remember exactly where they were when the hardest earthquake to hit the region in 200 years struck. Most Haitians were directly effected or knew of someone effected by this natural disaster. Thousands of cement structures crumbled on top of people.
This disaster added to Haiti’s decades of political, economic, and social setbacks and inequalities. Despite efforts to improve the country’s situation, Haiti has continued to suffer and corruption runs rampant.
We remember this day and honor those who lost their lives. We pray alongside those who continue to hope and strive for better futures. The strength of Haitians cannot be matched, they continue to fight for a better Haiti.
• Piti piti zwazo fè nich li • Translation : Little by little, the bird makes its nest Meaning : With time everything is possible
Day after day, we commit to strengthening communities and families, one child, one family, one community at a time. We believe sustainability is possible for all 14 of our villages, and we will continue to work to improve these villagers’ lives through agriculture, medical care, education, local churches, feeding programs, women’s empowerment programs, and more.
We are excited to announce that we have merged our jewelry artisans and seamstresses under one brand, Zel Haiti.
We are grateful to continue providing work and consistent pay to our artisans so that they can provide for their families. Join us in empowering these women by visiting our website and purchasing our fair trade products!
We have added 50 new families to our backyard farming program in Massikot, providing seeds for new gardens and goats for each family.
We have also built a goat shelter to keep the male goats safe as well as a year’s worth of vaccinations and vet care for each family. We are paying 2 agronomists to manage our greenhouse, distribute plants, and help families plant and maintain their gardens.
We would not have been able to continue this sustainability work without the incredible support we have received from our year-end donors and purchases from our holiday gift catalog.
A special thank you to the Martin Family Foundation, the Kaphan Foundation, and the Fluherty Family for their significant donations to help us continue these efforts through 2021.
We give all the glory to God for the ways He is providing for the families in the villages we support! ... See MoreSee Less
As we wave 2020 goodbye, we reflect on the challenges, heartache, and loss from the hardest year we have faced. But we also reflect on growth that came from this year, the hope we have, and the opportunities to come.
Haiti has seen increased unrest for more than 2 years, less work opportunities and higher costs of goods this year, and more widespread hunger. But God continues to go before us and provide for over 7,000 kids in our care, and we trust that He will continue to provide.
What has 2020 taught you? What are you looking forward to in 2021?
The crèche kids and staff celebrated the birth of our Savior with music, yummy Haitian food, and gift opening this past weekend! We loved seeing how special our staff made this Christmas celebration for the kids.
We are grateful for the gift donations we received, the kids could not have been happier to receive gifts picked out specially for them. 🙏
Check out our stories for more pictures and videos! 😊🎉
As we near the end of 2020, we want to tell you all THANK YOU for blessing C4C and over 7,000 kids across Haiti with your prayers and support. We would not be able to care for and provide opportunity to these kids and employ 160 Haitians without you.