Provided by Helping Haitian Angels
Non-profit opens new village and partners with Food for the Poor
Haymarket, VA, December 1, 2014 – What was once a dream to establish a village in Northern Haiti’s countryside for the nation’s orphaned boys and girls became a reality this August when Helping Haitian Angels (HHA) moved 42 children into their new home in Kay Anj Village. The village will be the permanent home for HHA and will bring educational opportunities to 50 additional children in the surrounding community, as well.
According to HHA co-founder and executive director Debbie Harvey, “2014 was a milestone year for us and the kids that have been with us since we started on this journey together in 2007. Their excitement as the buses left for their new home at Kay Anj Village is a scene none of us will soon forget.”
Harvey added, “We are so grateful to our sponsors for helping HHA achieve this success. It’s a testament of what we can do when we join together.”
To watch the children’s excitement surrounding the move and their first day of school HHA invites you to view their new video by clicking here .
With the accomplishments of 2014 behind them, HHA is looking toward building on those successes in 2015. Next year, in partnership with Food for the Poor, HHA will begin construction on Phase 2 of Kay Anj Village. A budget of $377,000 has been established to create transitional housing for the older children, construct volunteer and staff housing, build administrative offices and a sanitation facility, plant 2,000 fruit and moringa tree seedlings and provision a facility to raise 600 chickens.
“One of HHA’s goals is to reduce the monthly operating expenses of Kay Anj Village by becoming self-sustaining and economical to manage,” said Bill Harvey, co-founder of HHA. “By focusing on sustainability, Helping Haitian Angels is making an investment in its future to ensure that we will be housing and educating Haiti’s children for decades to come.”
To help fund Phase 2, HHA will kick off a holiday fundraising campaign with a goal to raise $50,000. There are seven giving levels that focus on education, sustainability and faith. For more information please visit www.helpinghaitianangels.causevox.com.
“For the past three years I have been an avid supporter of Helping Haitian Angels,” said Patsy Norton, co-owner of Great American Restaurants. “Over the years, I have spent time in Haiti with the children and have come to love them as my own. Watching the new video and seeing the excitement on their faces as they moved into their new village this summer it is hard for one to imagine that six years ago they were alone and living on the streets. God bless Helping Haitian Angels and the difference they are making in the lives of Haiti’s children.”