Join Us Today In Helping Haiti
Mercy International was started with a heart for all the people in Haiti. We do as much as we can to create new opportunities for those living in the poorest parts of Haiti. We have been able to with the help of people all over the world to build two villages that house, feed and educate families in Haiti.
Gospel Truth & Sustainable Help
Build a home
Overcrowding in the city and bleak conditions in rural areas have left millions in Haiti suffering in poverty. Only 10% of the rural population have access to electricity, less than 8% have access to drinking water and only 24% of Haiti’s total population have access to a toilet. And in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, these issues were only magnified as it left over 1.5 million people homeless and forced to live in tent cities. Under these deplorable conditions the area became a breeding ground for cholera and other diseases. Given all of this, rarely do parents have enough money to even feed and house themselves plus their children, leaving the elderly most likely to be neglected and homeless.
Feed a family
Everyday, parents in Haiti struggle to feed their family. With almost 60% living on less than $2 a day, most do not know where they will get their next meal. Because of the lack of resources to care for their family, some parents may even send a child away to other relatives, friends or even worse, sell them into domestic servitude. The less likely the father is able to feed the family, the more likely he will leave to find work, which makes single motherhood very common in Haiti. Haitians are also known to be extremely generous by taking in extended family members or orphans in need of help, which makes families very large. Because of these obstacles, many families need help to secure sufficient food.
Educate a child
In light of a non-existent public school system and rampant unemployment, many Haitians are unable to afford to educate their family. As a result, half of all children do not attend school. Instead, families find themselves destined to continue in this cycle of poverty. Worse yet, With so many desperate parents who cannot care for their unschooled children, more than 250,000 Haitian children have been forced into domestic servitude.
Support the Church
Mercy International’s desire is to see the poorest of the poor transformed through the life-changing message of Jesus Christ and thriving in vibrant Christian communities. However, without the power of the Holy Spirit, the leadership of local pastors, and the accountability and support of a body of believers, any efforts to improve the physical and emotional well-being of the Haitian’s we serve will yield only temporary results. The key to lasting progress and results with eternal significance is a healthy local church and the spread of the Gospel!
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