STORIES OF HOPE: MAISON DE BENEDICTION
Children with disabilities in Haiti face severe discrimination, making them some of the most vulnerable and marginalised people in Haiti. It’s a sad reality that we’re passionate about changing, which is why we opened the Maison de Benediction (now the leading disability centre in northern Haiti, providing life-transforming care for children with disabilities and their families) in 2009. This centre offers day and overnight residential respite care for children whose parents find it hard to provide the full-time specialist care their children need.
Due to a shortage of funding from the impact of COVID-19, we were forced to make the heart-breaking decision to shut the Maison for 50% of the year, significantly reducing the level of life-transforming care these children receive.
Thanks to your support During our Beni Summer Appeal earlier this year, we have generated enough funds and re-opened MdB to full time! This is fantastic news and something to be celebrated! Watch this video to see the MdB Foster Mum’s reaction when being told this exciting news...