Working With Children in Haiti

Security Crisis in Haiti

Haiti has been in a state of civil unrest since July 2018. Protests continue to erupt in cities across the country due to increases in cost of living, government corruption, and high inflation. Protesters are calling for the resignation of the Head of State. Schools, public administration and trade continue to be paralyzed from threats of violence, preventing citizens to move around freely.

The safety and security of children in our sponsor-supported communities are not affected for the moment, as the turmoil is centred in urban centres. However, roadblocks and general instability has caused travel restrictions to and between communities at this time.

As a result of inaccessibility and growing security concerns, sponsor visits to Haiti have been put on hold until further notice. Local staff have also advised that the processing of sponsor correspondence and Special Gifts will be delayed.

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The people of Haiti are survivors. But deep poverty is compounded by devastating storms and lack of infrastructure. In this mix, one focus of our programs has been children’s education as we repair school buildings, support children’s studies and have been piloting some new education initiatives.

Addressing the health needs of children in Haiti is another priority. Farmers are trained in small-scale vegetable production and given access to tools and seeds so they can supply their families with nutritious food and generate an income through sales at local markets. We’ve also worked to strengthen local health clinics, helping more people to get the care they need, when they need it.

Your impact in Haiti

Together, we’re making real change in the lives of children, families and communities. Just some of what was achieved with the support of Canadian child sponsors in the past year:
Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.
  • 2 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 313 spiritual leaders partnered with World Vision Canada to bring positive changes in the lives of children and families
  • 32 children and youth are participating in community decisions and advocating for the protection and well-being of children
  • 5,907 people learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 81 people learned how to work with local authorities and influence decisions to improve services and child well-being
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018
Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.
  • 21,919 people benefited from food aid, helping them fight hunger and malnutrition
  • 3,774 children were vaccinated to protect them against preventable diseases
  • 405 metric tons of food were distributed to children and families affected by hunger
  • 644 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy
  • 93 malnourished children have regained a healthier weight after participating in a nutrition program
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.

  • 4 schools were renovated and 4 others received classroom tools and resources to create a safer and stimulating learning environment for students
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.

  • 100 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families
  • 2,600 farmers received inputs like livestock, seeds and tools, to increase their ability to produce more nutritious food and market the excess for a regular income
  • 53 people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 55 people are part of savings groups, helping them meet their financial needs and access small loans
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

Children and families have access to safe water and sanitation facilities, and training in hygiene practices to stay healthy.

  • 10,460 people, including 6,135 children, learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
  • 2,184 technicians were trained to repair and maintain water sources, ensuring safe water access for children and families
  • 2,984 people are benefitting from improved latrines and have better access to sanitation
  • 9,476 people have safe water for drinking and cooking thanks to improved water sources


Results achieved from October 2017 to September 2018

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