Why is the help in Haiti meaningful
Haiti is the poorest country of South America and one of the poorest in the world
75% of the population lives from less than 1.80€ per day
Only one-fourth of the population has access to the electricity
People in Haiti live in harsh living conditions. They do not have a regular income; therefore they have difficulties in securing basic needs for their families. Some of them try to make living selling candies, water and fried food. Alternatively, they can earn by working in households of wealthier families. Many families try to find a source of livelihood by growing different crops in their fields, but the harvest is often very weak. Due to a disastrous financial situation, children often come to school hungry, as their parents are not able to save money. Thanks to your support, children of Haiti have an opportunity to get an education and hope for a better future.
What do we support
Food and water
Whom do we help
Your support is sent directly to poverty–stricken children of preschool and school age in Haiti.
The founder of the school is local Congregation of the Little Sisters of St. Theresa, who are dedicated to helping socially deprived classes. In Rivière Froide is also a health centre and centre for disabled children.
Goals and activities of Little Sisters of St. Theresa
The goal is to educate children from kindergarten to high school graduation. The Sisters do not reject anyone, and they accept those who do not have enough money to pay tuition fees.
Their missionary purpose is providing general and agriculture education, specialised training, courses in leading a household, health care, help to needy children, ill and seniors, organising teams or other forms of cooperation in society.
The St. Theresa School was established by the Congregation of the Little Sisters of St. Theresa. It collapsed during the Haiti earthquake on January 12, 2010. In January, the Slovak Catholic Charity began building a new kindergarten with four grades which were successfully completed in April 2011. Children have a chance to continue going in the kindergarten and work on their development in new premises.
Goals and activities of the Little Sisters of St. Theresa
The aim is to educate children from kindergarten until finishing their high school studies. The Sisters do not reject anyone, and they accept those who do not have enough money to pay tuition fees.
Their missionary purpose is providing general and agriculture education, specialised training, courses in leading a household, health care, care for needy children, ill and seniors, organising teams or other forms of cooperation in society.