The Republic of Haiti is the poorest and most densely populated country in the Western Hemisphere. Although French has been the official language of Haiti since it was founded as San-Dominique, only 10% of the population actually speaks the language. Haitian Creole, spoken by all Haitians, is the unofficial language of Haiti. Due to violence and AIDS, Haiti has the highest percentage of orphans of any country in the Western Hemisphere. Before the 2010 earthquake, the United Nations estimated there were 430,000 orphans. Now, numbers are closer to 780,000 orphans, with 15% of children considered orphaned or abandoned.
Located in Port-Au-Prince, this site has created a safe space for orphans to grow and thrive after the catastrophic 2010 earthquake.