New Life Mission – Haiti, Inc. operates a Child Sponsorship Program. Our program provides the finances for children to attend school by matching up sponsors with children who would otherwise not have the means to attend school. The cost covers tuitions, uniforms and books. Currently we have 70 students enrolled in our program. For many Haitian families, sending their children to school is an extreme hardship. Jobs are few in this rural mountain community. Many families live off the land. Our program provides the opportunity for these children to be educated.
Some of the children in our program are the result of “restavek” situations. A “restavek” child is one whose family cannot economically take care of their child. So, the family finds another family where the child will live and eat. But in order for food and lodging the child must provide the domestic chores for the family. Folks, this is slavery. It is alive and very common in Haiti. Many times, unfortunately, it results in physical as well as sexual abuse. These children do not have the luxury of attending school. The child’s biological family cannot afford to send them to school and the family they are living with will not pay to send them to school because they are not their biological children so they are trapped. We desire to target these children.
The cost to sponsor a child is $380.00 per school year. The child is made aware that they are being sponsored. You will receive a yearly photo and letter from your child. Be assured we do not offer the child personal information about their sponsors. All correspondence is done through the mission. Gifts are discouraged, we believe their gift is ultimately, to go to school. For more information on sponsoring a child please contact us.