Our mission is to provide for the day-to-day needs of the orphans of Grison-Garde. This includes room, board, education and medical care.
There are currently 50 children, ages five to fifteen, supported by the orphanage. Most live at the orphanage, but a few live with relatives in Grison-Garde. The families of these few are able to provide shelter, but cannot afford to provide the nutrition, clothing and other necessities for their livelihood.
Around-the-clock care is provided by six "mommas” and several aides. Each child has a bed with appropriate linens and space for storage. There are also single showers and toilets for boys and girls.
Every child (including those few that live off-grounds) is given two nutritious meals per day (one more than the average child in the general community receives). The orphanage shares a well with the schools, which provides potable water for drinking, preparation of food, and personal hygiene.
Medical care is provided for both the students and orphans by the Tovar Clinic, which is just a few minutes walk from the orphanage compound and is supported by the Haiti Mission of the Providence Methodist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The cost to support an orphan is $1,200/year, which includes tuition and uniforms if they are of school age. Needless to say, this is not a great amount in the United States, but a very large sum in Haiti.
50 children are currently supported by the orphanage. Each receives two meals per day.