Serving Children in Haiti

At A Glance:

Haitian people are resilient people, having survived years of devastating natural disasters that have resulted in crop damages, food shortages, and housing crises. Homelessness, unemployment, and malnutrition are steep, ongoing challenges that have created an alarmingly high level of poverty and a low level of education in the country. And, as is often the case, children suffer some of the worst effects. As many as 26% of children 5 and under suffer from chronic malnutrition, and many know nothing of the love of Christ.

Population: 11,075,574

Capital: Port-au-Prince

Religion: Roman Catholic (54.7%), Protestant (28.5%), voodoo (2.1%) Because many Haitians practice elements of voodoo in addition to another religion, voodoo was recognized as an official religion in 2003.

Language: French and Creole

Percent of people living on less than $3.10/day: 70.99%

Haiti

Ministry Overview

We seek to develop future leaders who will support the nation of Haiti for Christ.

Specifically, our goal is to grow Christ-centered, loving, financially responsible families, provide transitional living for our graduates to ease them into independent living, and create employment opportunities.

  • 2,460CHILDREN SERVED
  • 277IN-COUNTRY STAFF
  • 10MINISTRY SITES

Areas of Focus

Since 2010 our mission has been to utilize the gifts God has given to us, serve the people He has intended for us, share the good news of His salvation for man, build relationships through discipleship for those who have given their lives to Christ, and finally, to provide strong Christian mentors for a lifetime.

We focus on going deeper with the Gospel to guide students, families, and employees toward living to glorify and honor God with our daily lives. We build intentional relationships with the people we come in contact with in all areas of the ministry.

We provide tuition-free education to children in Haiti who cannot attend school because of poverty. Specifically through Christian education, we not only seek to provide an academic standard which allows our students to graduate at the top of most students in Haiti, but we also provide an environment that shares and demonstrates Christ first through biblical integration in the classroom, daily Bible teaching, and mentorship from teachers who profess Christ and live for God. Every student who walks through the doors of our schools come in contact with the Gospel.

We care for children who are orphaned or abandoned because of poverty by providing housing, food, medical help, and a Christian environment.

To help generate work and income in an area with little to no employment opportunity, we employ locals for our farm and guesthouse, providing caregivers with consistent paychecks and work.

Stories and Updates

September 9

PitcHaiti! | A Shark Tank Competition

Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere. With more than 70% of people living below the poverty line and a 40% unemployment rate, good jobs are nearly impossible to find. But Haiti is so much more than these statistics. Haiti …Read More

summer-internship-in-haiti August 28

“Simple and Freeing”: An Internship in Haiti

It only took a 2-month internship in Haiti for Bri to see a whole new side of life. She spent the summer in Bercy, Haiti through Lifesong’s internship program, which offers 2-3 month international internships for college students who love …Read More

June 19

A Heartfelt Welcome Home

Here in the U.S., an unemployment rate of 8% would create national concern, but in Haiti, an unemployment rate of 18% would be cause for widespread celebration. In Haiti—one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere—unemployment has climbed as …Read More

June 17

Here’s What’s Happening in Haiti

God continues to do big things–through your prayer and support–for children and families in Haiti. Here’s a recent update from one of our teammates, Amy Rivas. . Wow! So much is happening at Lifesong Haiti in Bercy. The country has …Read More

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“My mother is a Christian, but my father is voodooing and does not want me to be a Christian. I was on the side of my father and did not like church at all. After coming to school, I heard about Jesus and how He sacrificed Himself to save us and how He loves all children when He says, ‘Let the children come to Me.’ I have started going to church with my mother and now I sing in a choir of children.”

Wadson3rd year student
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