HAITI IS HOME TO 750,000 ORPHANS. MANY OF THEM ACTUALLY HAVE LIVING PARENTS. FORCED BY POVERTY, PARENTS GIVE UP THEIR RIGHTS IN HOPES THEIR CHILD WILL RECEIVE FOOD, SHELTER AND EDUCATION.
We founded House of Hope to provide food and shelter for orphaned children. But in Haiti, orphans are a symptom of a poverty-stricken country, not a lack of love. That’s why we are committed to furthering education, community development, and women’s empowerment to empower and equip families.
This is our hope for Haiti.
Amy Fletcher wanted to help others. So in 2012, she packed her bags for short term trip to Haiti. While there, she grew to love the country and its hope-filled and joyful people. She decided she wanted to make a lasting impact there and within weeks of returning home, spoke with Haitian native Kesnel (Paul) Toussaint. He told her about a small orphanage in Montrouis, Haiti that relied solely on funding from the local church. These funds enabled staff to provide just one meal a day for the children. Some of the kids had never received a medical evaluation in their lives. Amy was heartbroken and knew she had to do something.
To combat these issues and fight for the orphans of Haiti, Amy and Paul founded House of Hope. Since backing the orphanage in Montrouis, they’ve worked to provide food, shelter, education, healthcare and spiritual and emotional outreach. While Orphan Care is the first objective, House of Hope now focuses programs on community development, sustainable farming, and women’s empowerment as solutions to fight poverty in a developing nation and encourage and enable families to stay together.
HOUSE OF HOPE TEAM
Co-Founder, Haiti Director