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Finding Hope in Haiti July 8, 2019

In Haiti, many children can’t go to school at all, let alone trade school. But Babette is an exception!

At 20 years old, Babette has big dreams. So often, the narrative we hear about Haiti is full of despair; violence, poverty, and natural disasters fill the story. But not when you talk to Babette!

Babette is full of hope for her future – and her country’s future – all because of one simple difference: she was sponsored.

Her picture was on the table at a Ugandan Kids Choir event, (more…)

Meet Stessy February 15, 2019

Meet Stessy!

Meet Stessy. This precious four-year-old lives in Haiti. Her home is literally a tent.

And it’s not even a nice tent… their “tent” is actually a combination of tarps and sheets propped up on sticks. There’s a bed at the back, a small pile of dishes in the corner, a wooden table and a small stove set carefully in the open space on the ground in the middle. And that’s it. Can you imagine?

At night Stessy’s mom, Widelène, takes a piece of corrugated metal and props it over the tent’s “door.” She has a small chain she uses to lock this piece of metal to the wooden stakes. That’s all the security she can give Stessy and her sister.

This is the only life little Stessy has ever known. (more…)

Boss of her own future April 27, 2018

Verginia’s biggest dream is to be the boss. But growing up in Haiti, she had few opportunities to succeed.

When she was a young girl, Verginia’s parents scraped together enough money to send her to trade school where she learned to sew. They all hoped that someday she would be able to afford a sewing machine of her own. That was when her dream started.

A woman stands in a doorway with her arms folded across her chest.

Verginia strikes her best “boss pose.”

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The Key to the Future: Lunch February 16, 2018

A close up shot of girl grinning confidently at the camera. She's wearing a school uniform and backpack, and her hair is done in multiple braids fastened with red and white barrettes.

We can’t wait to see what Solanie accomplishes!

Remember the name Solanie Monaise.

In another 15 years or so you might see it in news headlines. Today, Solanie is a young girl, but someday soon she could very well be one of the people leading Haiti. (more…)

Surviving the Storm in the Night October 4, 2017

When Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti last year, you sprang into action to help. The Childcare Worldwide family helped build or repair 90 different homes and provided emergency food for 640 families! Almost a year later, we had a chance to catch up with some of the people you helped. Here’s how your gifts made a difference.

Little Shedna with her Uncle Evans in a field near their house.

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Praise God for Good Dads! June 16, 2017

An older man sits on a rock outside a corrugated tin building, with his arm around a young boy as they both smile at the camera.

Davens and his dad Pierre

It’s almost Father’s Day! This year, your friendly reminder to thank your dad for all he’s done for you is brought to you by a little boy in Haiti….

Davens was 12 years old when Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti last year. And it was terrifying. Davens lived with his parents Marie and Pierre and three siblings on the banks of a river, one of the worst places to be in a storm. As the rains lashed the island the river started to rise. (more…)

Lunch break for Hungry Kids! June 7, 2017

Meet Mykenva Jean. Mykenva lives in Haiti and is in 2nd Grade. She is nine years old and loves science – she wants to be a nurse when she grows up!

Two students in red plaid uniforms - one with giant red bows in her hair - grin shyly at the camera as they wait in line.

Children waiting for lunch at a school in Haiti

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Classrooms around the World June 6, 2017

A good education is the key to a brighter future for every child we serve. But education comes in all shapes and sizes. The average school in Kenya looks very different than the average school in India. So here is your chance to learn a little more about where your sponsored child goes to school!

A young girl sits at a wooden desks holding a pencil, and bending over a piece of paper in deep concentration.

Education builds successful futures!

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CCW responds to food and other post-hurricane needs October 24, 2016

It has only been a few weeks since Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti, and yet for some, the memories must still be very vivid. Can you imagine what a poor mother felt as she watched this powerful storm tear through her home, washing away her few possessions and spoiling the small plot of land where she’d planted a few vegetables?

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The fear and anguish deep within her as she clutched her children tight through the wind and rain, wondering how she would provide for them when the storm finally stopped raging?

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Hurricane Matthew October 6, 2016

Early Tuesday morning, Hurricane Matthew made landfall, battering Haiti with 140 mile-per-hour winds and torrential rain and leaving catastrophic damage in its wake.

With some areas receiving up to 40 inches of rain, bridges have been washed out and roads made impassable. Poor families living in makeshift homes suffered the worst as the water and wind literally tore through their homes.

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The Good News

We are directing our relief funding to a community called Lagrange, north of Port-au-Prince where we are working closely with a local pastor. He is reporting that their community has been devastated by the storm. Lagrange is on a river which flooded, leaving many homes destroyed. He tells us the community is desperate for food, water, tarps to patch their houses, medication and clothes.

We’re confident that we’ll be able to get aid directly to those that need it, and that it will all be given in the name of Jesus.

What We Are Doing

We are providing Emergency Paks containing food and water to families in the aftermath of this storm. Our staff in Haiti is on the ground and preparing to distribute these Emergency Paks, especially in the community of Lagrange. Your gift today will help them reach as many people as possible as quickly as possible.

Continue To Pray

We are praying for continued safety as mudslides and flash floods still pose a threat. Please continue to pray for Haiti and the rest of the Caribbean. Pray for safety for our staff as they deliver aid to victims, and that contaminated floodwaters would not spread diseases.

Haiti is still struggling to recover after the devastation of the massive earthquake in 2010, and this storm is causing even more hardship. Some experts fear that flooding may trigger another cholera outbreak, similar to the one that killed 10,000 people following the earthquake.


Communication with our staff in Haiti has been good and we are receiving daily updated reports. As we learn more, we will do our best to keep you informed about the safety of the children we serve, and how you can continue to provide emergency relief for hurricane victims.