Haiti Orphanage Adoption Program (HOAP) Overview
Issue: Over 40% of Haiti’s population is under the age of 15 and 1 in 5 Haitians dies before the age of 40. Prior to the January 12th earthquake, Haiti was home to approximately 380,000 orphans and abandoned children . That number is believed to be twice that or higher today. Haiti’s orphanages are over-crowded, under-staffed and lacking in basic services for both children and caregivers. Many of the facilities are barely habitable and are in desperate need of repairs. Caregivers and children need financial, emotional and material support.
Solution: BLU MOON Haiti Orphanage Adoption Program (HOAP). We ‘adopt’ orphanages in need and provide them with critical supplies, financial support and training. A team of volunteers renovate the physical space of each orphanage in the program. Expert volunteers in the areas of child welfare, fundraising, conflict resolution and education will provide training and support. Based on need, orphanages will also be eligible for grants to be spent locally on materials and education.
In September 2010, we renovated Patience Orphanage in Port au Prince, home to 50 children. Collaborating with 3 other organizations, we were able to provide interior and exterior renovation, beds, food, electricity, plumbing, a water filtration system, medical treatment, employment for Haitian workers, and more including ongoing support for food and supplies. We have also provided a water filtration system for over 350 children at Notre Dame de Victoire Orphanage in Port au Prince.
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