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Striving to give every child of Haiti a chance at a promising future.

Striving to give every child of Haiti a chance at a promising future.

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Programs & Services

We support schools and local grassroots organizations working on critical issues affecting the lives of children such as health, nutrition and education.

 

Health and Nutrition

In 2008, nationwide food shortages sparked riots and in 2009, there was a 40% hike in food prices. The World Food Program estimates about 24% of the Haitian population does not receive the recommended minimum daily calories.


Studies have shown that children are more likely to be healthy and educated when their families are not worried about where the next meal will come from. But in many parts of Haiti, children survive on just one meal a day and others go hungry.  


Through TLF funding, our partners provide daily nutritional meals to the children in their care to ensure better health and, in some cases, help them focus on their studies.  We also work with volunteer health providers to screen for diabetes, sickle cell anemia, vision, dental, and hearing.   

 

Education

Lack of access to quality education remains a key obstacle to Haiti’s social and economic development.  According to surveys conducted by the USAID, the average Haitian child spends less than four years in school and approximately 35% of Haitian youth are illiterate. Private schools represent 80% of the primary schools in the country, and annual school expenses can represent a significant financial burden for poor families.  


TLF works with private primary schools to ensure young people possess the necessary knowledge to become productive members of society.   We provide tuition assistance to children with challenging life circumstances and encourage active participation from their parents and communities.

 
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