Destiny Village – Haiti
Pierre Payan, Haiti
Current phase of support:
8 Double Orphans
50 Additional Children
(Served through school, feeding programs, rehabilitation, etc.)
Pierre Payen is located in the Haitian state Artibonite.
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Still struggling from the effects of a 7.0 earthquake that struck in January 2010, Haiti has since experienced a cholera outbreak, a hurricane and a violent round of civil unrest. Further compounding these issues is the widespread poverty and lack of quality social systems. As Haiti is still working to rebuild, the country is putting longterm development in place. However, many people are still living without hope, continuing to suffer from the drawn out consequences of political unrest and natural disaster.
Destiny Village gives children hope through a safe home.
Few places exist where children are more vulnerable than in the deplorable conditions of this small republic, but thanks to Desinty Village, 42 of these struggling orphans now have a home. Located 70 miles north of Port au Prince in Pierre Payan, the orphanage is a thriving haven for children ranging in age from 18 months to 18 years. The home started after a couple travelled overseas and became aware of how many children are without hope in the world. They returned to the US determined to started an organization to help children reach their full potential. In 1999, Destiny Village was founded in Haiti.
Serving Orphans Worldwide travels to every orphanage we partner with to ensure needs are legitimate and 100% of funds distributed goes to the livelihood of the children.
3 prominent issues
Issues have been identified by children who have faced or escaped these struggles in their region of the world.
The violence in Haiti has severely harmed the health and education systems. In effect, this causes the children there to be even more vulnerable, prone to exploitation and easily forgotten.
The earthquake in 2010 wreaked havoc on Haiti and every since, the country has struggled to regain stability. An estimated 3.5 million people were drastically affected by this disaster.
Haiti is the poorest country in the Americas. It is estimated that nearly 6 million of Haiti's 10.4 million population is living under the poverty line. Another 2.5 million live under the extreme poverty line.
Five buildings make up the facilities of Destiny Village. They house the girls in one dorm and the boys in another, and then also have spaces for a kitchen and dining hall and a missionary house. The need here is for monthly financial assistance to acquire basic items such as fuel for generators, food, and essential supplies, all of which must be purchased at higher costs due to Haiti’s struggling economy. Please give so we can continue to grow and rescue many more of Haiti’s homeless children.
The children receive three nutritious meals a day. Thanks to this home, they will no longer have to worry about whether or not they get to eat everyday. Because of a local hospital and a doctor friend of the home, the children receive the medical care they need to flourish.
As well as receiving a Christian education, the children also spend time in the home learning about the Bible. Every evening Destiny Village has devotions with the children. The home was all started with the dream of providing orphaned children with the hope of Jesus.
The home focuses on both the physical and spiritual education of the children there. All of the children attend a Christian school. They utilize tutors throughout the year to increase their chance of succeeding after they leave Destiny Village.