At A Glance:
The people of Haiti 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 Haiti. 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.
In the face of these harsh realities, the Lifesong Haiti team has reached over 2,000 orphaned and vulnerable children with holistic care, education, and—most importantly—the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
We believe God is at work in Haiti.
With overlapping national crises and a growing sense that leaders come and go, more than anything, we want the people of Haiti to know with certainty that God alone can be trusted.
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%