ARISE CHILDREN'S VILLAGE

One in every ten children in Haiti are “restaveks”, a Creole term that means “to stay with”, but in reality is a child slave. Parents give their children away in hopes that they will receive better care than they can afford to provide them. But this rarely happens. There are also many children throughout Haiti that are abandoned or orphaned due to the abject poverty and crisis of teen and unwed pregnancies.

 

Our desire is to rescue children such as these and bring them into a loving family environment and place of safety, where they will be cared for in a family unit, have access to education, spiritual upbringing and good nutrition.  Our Children's Village homes house up to eight kids plus house parents.

The ARISE Children’s Village opened in January 2016.  Each home operates as a family unit rather than an orphanage. A social worker oversees the children's development and conducts parent interviews and training.

Three of the six complexes are now complete.  Once all the homes are built we will have 18 units that will house up to 144 children. Each house parent has employment within Haiti ARISE, or in their own outside business or work. They earn their own salary to help support their family unit. Haiti ARISE provides an allotment per family to help cover the costs of food, clothing, propane, gas. The parents are required to budget, meal plan, and provide receipts for their allotment each month. This will ensure the children are being well looked after, while still providing the parents with the dignity of caring for their own family. 

22 children now call Arise Children's Village home, but even more important they now have a family.

MEET THE FAMILIES

Joseph Max Desgazons, Milorvena Joseph a

Milorvena Joseph & Joseph Max Desgazons (1A)

Lorvencia, Esther Lynn & Eli Sterling (twins)

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Claudy & Berlin Metellus (1B) 

Peterson, Schnider, Ruthnéie, Ykenson & Georgio 

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Jean Rory & Marie Claude Moya Frédéric (5A)

Maria, Deseline, Natacha, Ruthnéemie, Jhony, Jean Samuel & Jameson  

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Jean Joseph Renold & Mariana Hilaire Fénelon (5B)

Vekenlove, Gilberson, Vekenson, Loude Mia, Roudley, Carly, Chilove & Dailove

SPONSORSHIP OPTIONS

PLEASE CONTACT US TODAY

to find out more about our families and the children available for sponsorship. 

Children's Village Sponsorship

acvsponsorship@haitiarise.org

Would you be willing to help raise up this village?

 

Your monthly sponsorship of $50.00 is allocated towards the child’s family unit. Dollars go directly to the operation of the home. Children’s Village Sponsorship helps to pay for the child's food, clothing, toiletries, health care needs, and for school-age children…tuition, uniform, books and supplies. Multiple sponsors are required for each child. If you're interested in giving a lump sum donation, those dollars are allocated to the CV general fund toward future growth and development of the ARISE Children’s Village.

Sponsor an Arise Child - $50/month ​CDN

Sponsor an Arise Child - $50/month ​USD

MEET THE KIDS

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Carly

Carly's mother died in childbirth, leaving 8 children behind with their father. He was just a peasant farmer, unable to care for any of them and gave up care for all of them to different people. Carly was in the care of his aunt. But she was not able to provide even milk for him and he was near to death when we found him. In getting him medical attention, more than 70 worms were expelled from his little body! He was 14 months old and was unable to hold up his head, let alone his body. 

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October 2020

Roudley

When Roudley first arrived at ARISE Children's Village, he was unsure. His mother was mentally ill and unable to properly raise him, so he was often left to himself in Grand-Goave. With no father around either, he never had the opportunity to go to school. At 6 years old, Roudley did not yet know his letters or numbers. After just one week in the Children's Village, he had already learned them. 

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Ruthnéemie

When Ruthnéemie was born, her mother died. No one knew who the father was and she had no siblings. Her grandmother had 6 other children to care for and they lived in just a makeshift torn tent in Port Au Prince that would soak them all in the rain. It was no condition for a newborn. Her grandmother gave her up to Arise Children's Village when she was 6 months but comes to visit regularly.

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Jhony

Jhony was the last child of eight in his family. His mother admitted shared that she did not want anymore children. She was just trying to earn some money to feed the ones she already had by selling herself. Shortly after pregnancy, she developed cancer and when Johny came she was unable to care for him. He was often left in the home alone or in the care of neighbours when she had to go to the hospital 3 times a week for treatment and to have fluid drained from her abdomen. Jhony was suffering malnutrition and neglect. At three months old, he came into Arise Children's Village in June 2017. He is now healthy and thriving.

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Peterson

Peterson came from Petit-Goave, basically from the streets, to Arise Children's Village in Oct 2016. His mother was mentally ill and wandered the streets. She had been violated by a man who refused to take responsibility. Peterson's grandma took him home with her, but then would leave him to the streets all day while she would go to the market, essentially leaving him to raise himself. At 6 years old, Peterson had never yet been through a full year of schooling.  Just after Hurricane Matthew while assessing homes, we found him and brought him back to Arise Children's Village.

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October 2020

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Jean Samuel

Jean Samuel was abandoned at the gate of Haiti ARISE after the adult who brought him to see our social worker fled. He came into the Arise Children's Village in the summer of 2017 and he's been growing up fast. He loves playing with trucks and cars.

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Ruthnéie

Ruthnéie was from the mountain village of Camp Perrin. We found her when she was just 4 months old while on a mission trip with our Haitian church members. Her grandmother begged us to take her because her mother was mentally ill and kept burning her while practicing voodoo. With no father in the picture, she had very little chance of surviving the abuse. Her torso, legs and arms were covered in infected burns. She was the first baby in the Metellus family home. 

October 2020

Schnider

Schnider's story is a tragic one. From the slum Cite Soliel, he was being raised by his father after his mother left. When his dad was shot in a gang fight, he was left alone for days. The dad's body was never found. His grandmother took him in, but recognized her limits to care for him. She brought him to Arise Children's Village in hopes of a better life for him. She regularly comes to visit. Schnider was very traumatized when he first came and would not speak to anyone. 

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Ykenson

Ykenson was living with his grandfather and mentally ill mother, who had been raped while wandering the countryside in the night. After Hurricane Matthew, they lost their home and were living under the salvaged roof. Ykenson's grandfather begged us to help relieve him of the worry he had of being able to properly care for his grandson, let alone his daughter, Ykenson's young mom. He came into Arise Children's Village in May of 2017 at three years old and quickly adapted to life with his new family. He no longer has to worry about the roof over his head.

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October 2020

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Georgio

Georgio is named after George Gauvin, our local Grand-Goave hospital, because this is where he was found. At just two weeks old, the nurses from the hospital who found him immediately called us to come get him. His mother was never found. He was added to the Metellus family in June 2017. He is a happy, healthy, thriving boy in Claudy and Berlin's care.

October 2020

Vekenlove

One of three brothers...their mother lost her mind and abandoned the children in the summer of 2017, and they were left wandering the streets. (Mental illness is very common in Haiti) Their father also abandoned the family and no one knows where he went to. A neighbour woman took them in and contacted us.  They are now in the loving care of Fenelon Jean Joseph and Mariana Hilaire at Arise Children's Village. 

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October 2020

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Gilberson

One of three brothers...their mother lost her mind and abandoned the children in the summer of 2017, and they were left wandering the streets. (Mental illness is very common in Haiti) Their father also abandoned the family and no one knows where he went to. A neighbour woman took them in and contacted us.  They are now in the loving care of Fenelon Jean Joseph and Mariana Hilaire at Arise Children's Village. 

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October 2020

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Vekenson

One of three brothers...their mother lost her mind and abandoned the children in the summer of 2017, and they were left wandering the streets. (Mental illness is very common in Haiti) Their father also abandoned the family and no one knows where he went to. A neighbour woman took them in and contacted us.  They are now in the loving care of Fenelon Jean Joseph and Mariana Hilaire at Arise Children's Village. 

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Loude Mia

Loude Mia is from Grand Goave where she was living with her mother and grandfather but her mother left and never returned so she was left in the care of her grandfather who could not care for her by himself.  He went in search for a place for her where she'd be safe and go to school.  He found ARISE Children's Village and now Loude Mia is in the care of the Fenelon family.  

October 2020

Maria

3 sisters Maria, Deseline, and Natacha are from a town in North West Haiti called Molest Nicolas and are the youngest of 14 children. Their mother was pregnant with the 15th but died during childbirth. Their father was so shocked and grief-stricken he passed away just 5 months later.  After their parents died, all the kids were given to different family members. The 3 sisters were given to a relative who shortly after taking them in realized they couldn't care for them.  Madame Fenelon's sister was on a mission trip to the area and heard their story and told Wilson our social worker who arranged for them to come to the Village. When they first arrived 2 of them were anemic, they all had skin irritations and were severely malnourished. The 3 sisters are now in the loving care of the Frédéric Family.

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Deseline

3 sisters Maria, Deseline, and Natacha are from a town in North West Haiti called Molest Nicolas and are the youngest of 14 children. Their mother was pregnant with the 15th but died during childbirth. Their father was so shocked and grief-stricken he passed away just 5 months later.  After their parents died, all the kids were given to different family members. The 3 sisters were given to a relative who shortly after taking them in realized they couldn't care for them.  Madame Fenelon's sister was on a mission trip to the area and heard their story and told Wilson our social worker who arranged for them to come to the Village. When they first arrived 2 of them were anemic, they all had skin irritations and were severely malnourished. The 3 sisters are now in the loving care of the Frédéric Family.

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October 2020

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Natacha

3 sisters Maria, Deseline, and Natacha are from a town in North West Haiti called Molest Nicolas and are the youngest of 14 children. Their mother was pregnant with the 15th but died during childbirth. Their father was so shocked and grief-stricken he passed away just 5 months later.  After their parents died, all the kids were given to different family members. The 3 sisters were given to a relative who shortly after taking them in realized they couldn't care for them.  Madame Fenelon's sister was on a mission trip to the area and heard their story and told Wilson our social worker who arranged for them to come to the Village. When they first arrived 2 of them were anemic, they all had skin irritations and were severely malnourished. The 3 sisters are now in the loving care of the Frédéric Family.

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October 2020

Chilove

Chilove is 5 years old. They are from Les Cayes. Her and younger sister Dailove are now apart of the Fenelon Family.

 

More on their story to come. 

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Dailove

Meet 5-month-old Dailove. Her twin, a boy passed away shorlty after he was born. They are from Les Cayes. Her and older sister Chilove are now apart of the Fenelon Family.

 

More on their story to come. 

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October 2020

Jameson

Jameson Louis was raised in a single-parent family (mother) with five other siblings. In 2019, his mother was affected by a disease and she passed away that June in Anse à veau. She left six (6) children including two boys and four girls who were living in a state of glaring misery. On the day of the mother's funeral one of her friends who lived in Grand Goave saw the child lying under a tree in the sun and was compelled, she asked the child's grandmother if she could care for him. The child was severely malnourished. Unfortunately, the guardian did not have sufficient financial means to take care of the child. She took him to a baby health/nutrition program offered at the Haiti Arise Clinic. It was there that the the clinic manager, after seeing the situation recommended the child be placed in the Children’s Village. The guardian agreed. He was 14 months old when he arrived at the Village. Now Jameson is in the loving home of the Frederic Family is doing extremely well. He’s a happy, healthy little boy.

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Esther Lynn

& Eli Sterling

(twins)

The twins were born on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at the local hospital in Grand Goave. Their mother passed away during the birth of the second twin John. Sadly, they were prepared to sell the babies but thankfully we got the call from officials to come and rescue them and bring them to the Children’s Village. We were even able to name them as they weren’t given names yet. The twins are now in the loving care of our new family Milorvena Joseph & Joseph Max Desgazons in house 1A. 

Our social worker on the ground is still gathering background information but we hope to know background information soon.

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