Around the world, children find joy in many different ways. For some it’s activities, and for others it’s family and friends. We asked kids in areas where World Vision works what they thought joy was, and here’s how they answered.
Why World Vision is in Haiti
Haiti has been experiencing widespread civil unrest since mid-2018, with insecurity from police and gang violence at its worst since about 1986. Homicides and kidnappings threaten citizens’ safety, and the highest political leaders are implicated in the unrest and injustice. Amid this climate, the pandemic exacerbated vulnerabilities among marginalized people. Haiti has reported very few cases of COVID-19, but this may be due in part to a lack of general health information regarding the virus. In 2020, the nation’s already-weak healthcare system never became critically overwhelmed, and the virus’s spread seemed mild. Adding to the 500,000 Haitian children already out of school, social instability and pandemic-related closures combined to prevent about 70% of kids from going to school in 2020. Working with community and church leaders, we helped provide COVID-19 health information and supplies like hygiene kits — so families could take preventive measures — to over 2.2 million people. Nearly 60,000 people were reached with at-home learning guidance. To support kids’ nutrition, over 2,100 households received seeds to grow healthy food, and more than 5,600 students and their families received monthly take-home school meals.
We never give up on people
World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.
Prayer Requests from Haiti
World Vision's staff in Haiti are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:
For stability and security in Haiti during this time of unrest, and for children and their families, churches, and Christian organizations in the country to be protected.
That God would sustain our staff’s spiritual life, health, and safety so they can do their best work on behalf of vulnerable children, families, and communities.
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