The children of Haiti are no different than the children in America EXCEPT that Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and one of the poorest countries in the world. In Haiti, there are no Food Stamps, Head Start, Medicaid, Medicare, Public Health Care, Aid to Families, Job Core, Emergency Food and Shelter Program, or Public Housing. In America, our local governments have over 70 programs to assist the poor.
Many children in our programs live in poorly made houses with dirt floors, no electricity, no bathrooms, and go to bed many hungry nights. This is precisely why we properly feed them a healthy nutritious meal every typical school day. They are brilliant kids, smart, happy, polite, respectful, and thankful for your help.