LFBS is committed to working with local partners and Haitian authorities to make a positive, sustainable impact on children, families and their communities.
200+ children have been reunited with their families in 24 different communities with the help of LFBS. Of 30,000 children currently living in Haitian orphanages, 80% could be reunited with their families. Compared to institutions, children living with families have significantly lower rates of suicide, crime, trafficking, prostitution, homelessness and poor health over the long term. READ REPORT
Orphanages and Child Trafficking
1,960 children in 55 Southern Haitian orphanages have been documented for government records and trafficking prevention purposes. This initiative was facilitated by LFBS in partnership with IBESR (Haitian Social Services) and LUMOS.
300+ children supported to attend school. Our support includes:
School tuition and transportation
Uniforms, books and supplies
1500+ children supported with medical care (in 2017 alone) including:
Medical care and supplies
Livestock and Agriculture
70+ families in 14 different regions have been provided with livestock and agricultural training and supplies by the LFBS Agronomist and Outreach Team. Lush and varied food crops now grow in abundance. Sheep, goats and cows are able to thrive once again.
Helps ensure food security
Provides goods to sell at market for income generation
Empowers healthy independence for families and communities
Small Business Start-ups
LFBS has provided 250+ parents with small business start-up training and resources. After their six-week training program, they have formed peer groups to strengthen their confidence and build local capacity.
50 vs. 150
The number of street children in the southern city of Les Cayes has been reduced from 150 children in 2010 to less than 50 in 2018 with the presence of LFBS.
Prevention and Advocacy
In 2017, LFBS trained 4,475 students and 242 community leaders in Southern Haiti on violence prevention and children's rights in partnership with GTPE (Haitian Child Protection Services). In response to the training, Volunteer Protection Committees have been established for follow-up support in 17 national regions.
We Can Be Catalysts for Change
Your generous contributions are helping children live with safe, loving and self-sustaining families. At this time, LFBS donors do not designate their gifts to any specific program or child. Instead, we allocate your donations where they’re needed most. Every contribution counts.