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Radically Transforming The Future Of a Nation One CHild At A Time.

Every Child Deserves Hope We are committed to changing the future of disadvantaged Haitian children by providing clean water, daily nourishment, eco-friendly housing and education programs. Together, we can end the cycles of poverty, hunger, abuse, and neglect of children and bring about a brighter future for Haiti and the world.

Children's Home

A safe haven for orphaned and abandoned children.

The Feeding Program

Nutritious meals for malnourished children.

Well Drilling Initiative

Clean water wells for the poorest neighborhoods in Jeremie.

Family Village Project

Providing housing for families made homeless by natural disasters.

Change the Life Of a Child … Transform The Future Of A Nation.

“There can be no keener revelation of society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” – Nelson Mandela


Exposed to Contaminated Water


Malnourished Children


Illiteracy Rate


Lack Access To Secondary Education

Over 85,000 Homeless Families

Haiti remains the poorest country in the Americas and one of the poorest in the world. According to the latest household survey, more than 6 million out of 10.4 million (59%) Haitians live under the national poverty line of US $2.41 per day and over 2.5 million (24%) live under the national extreme poverty line of US $1.23 per day. – The World Bank

We give A Hand Up, Not Hand Outs

Solar Powered

There is no shortage of sun in Haiti, which is why our entire Children’s Home runs on solar power. The Hopestart compound in Jeremie depends on a great solar system consisting of 50 panels and a bank of batteries where we store the energy produced by the solar panels, thus having reliable electricity on a 24/7 basis.

Sustainable Agriculture

The ingredient that is most sorely lacking in the Haitian diet is protein. The lack of this essential component of a healthy diet severely hampers the intellectual development and growth of Haitian children. On the other hand, the cost of meat and eggs, the richest sources of protein, is beyond what many orphanages or other child care institutions in Haiti can afford. To make protein – meat and eggs – available in our childcare operations, we have taken up chicken farming.

95% of all funds go straight to Haiti

Over 95% of all money raised goes directly to Haiti – not stateside on advertising, salaries or admin costs. HopeStart International’s investments in Haiti, outside of its primary care programs, include investments in Haiti’s infrastructure, manufacturing and labor needs.

A Small Organization With A Mighty Mission

Hopestart International – Jeremie, Haiti

Change the Course of a Child’s Life, Transform the Future of a Nation.

We provide the necessities and promote the development of life skills so Haitian children may grow and become leaders who make significant contributions in their communities and ultimately, in their nation.