Each morning in Haiti, children wake up and face another day without hope.
They labour away on chores for families that will never accept them as one of their own and do not know what it feels like to be loved. For these children, the journey that leads them to pain and suffering follows a familiar path.
It often begins with the birth of a child into a poor, rural family. High birth rates in the countryside make it difficult for families to provide for all of their children, so it has become common for parents to send their kids away into the surrounding cities to stay with relatives or strangers.
While these parents dream that their child will attend school and have a better life, this is rarely the case. What awaits these children is hardship, neglect, and, in the worst cases, physical and sexual abuse.
These children are known as Restaveks.
One out of every fifteen children in Haiti tragically walks this well-worn trail into life as a Restavek. But on the side of a mountain, just outside of Cap-Haïtien, a new path has been created—leading to restoration, healing and freedom.
Join us and help give restoration, healing, and hope to young girls in Haiti.