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 programme 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 aid 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 \$30 a month would help support these children.
Beni Sponsorship Transforms Lives
It is no exaggeration to say that the Beni Sponsors, who 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 BENI sponsors to maintain and grow this vital programme.
Your sponsorship of $30 a month, or as much as you can afford, will help us achieve these goals:
1. Offer more places for families struggling to care for their disabled child.
2. Develop a specific programme for teenage children to better care for their changing needs.
3. Employ a dedicated Physiotherapist, who is so vital for the children’s physical development.
The Maison is now 14 years old and many children, and their families, have depended on this incredible project in that time. But we need your help more than ever to maintain and develop this pioneering program. A regular gift of $30 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 this is 100% true. Be part of the special group who make this happen and become a Beni Sponsor by starting a regular gift today.
Beni Sponsors receive regular updates on the ‘Maison’ and some of the children, including photos, videos and even hand-made crafts.