Sadly, many orphanages do not feed or educate children. By keeping orphanage conditions dire, orphanage directors “profit off the backs of children” because foreigners “give money out of pity” according to Fils-Lien Ely Thelot, president of the National Committee Against Human Trafficking. In fact, orphanages pay people called “child finders” to pressure parents into giving their children to orphanages with false promises of education, healthcare, and other opportunities.
Donating funds directly to orphanages in Haiti supports corruption and human trafficking. Global EP alleviates this problem by directly providing food, rather than funds, to the orphanages.
Donations to Global EP alleviate hunger in orphanages and encourage education. Education helps people break out of the poverty cycle and in the long-run, keeps families together.
On our April trip, we need your help to provide food for children in schools and orphanages. We have launched our Education for Change Campaign to fight malnutrition on DonorBox. We also have a few volunteer spots left for this life-changing opportunity.