Children with disabilities in Haiti can be written off by society as worthless, with many abandoned by desperate parents unable to cope financially and emotionally. It’s a sad reality that we’re passionate about changing. The ‘Maison de Benediction’ opened in 2009 and is a pioneering program that works with families to provide the support they need to stay together. Our respite home provides 25 places for children with a wide range of disabilities to come and stay for part of the week. During this time, they take part in a range of activities and treatments to aide their physical and emotional development, while their parents have more time to work and earn money for their family. Read more about the important work on the ‘Maison’ here.
The ‘Maison’ is entirely funded by donations relying on the commitment and generosity of our amazing Beni Sponsors. Just \\$20 a month would help support these children.
It is no exaggeration to say that the Beni sponsors that have supported the project over the years have transformed the lives of so many children and their families. Children who arrived severely malnourished and unable to walk and talk, have developed into confident, happy children with some even going on to attend mainstream schools.
But with rising costs in Haiti, and so many more children who need our help, we need more sponsors to maintain and grow this vital program.
Your sponsorship of $20 a month, will help us achieve these goals:
1. Offer more places for families struggling to care for the disabled child.
2. Develop a specific program for teenage children to better care their changing needs.
3. Employ a dedicated Physical Therapist, who is so vital for the children’s physical development.
2019 was the Maison’s 10 year anniversary and we need your help more than ever to maintain and develop this pioneering program. Just $20 a month will help more children with disabilities stay with their families, receive the medical support they need, and have the chance to flourish.
The Maison’s motto is ‘Disability is not inability’ and we work every day to show that is 100% true. Be part of the special group who makes this happen and become a Beni Sponsor by starting a regular gift today.
Beni Sponsors receive regular updates on the ‘Maison’ and the some of the children, including photos, videos and even crafts made by the children.