The country of Haiti makes up the western third of the island of Hispaniola, a mere 2-hour flight from Miami. While it shares the same beautiful sky-blue waters, lush palms, and sandy beaches as the neighboring Dominican Republic, Haiti does not share its vibrant economy generated by the tourism industry. With almost 60% of the population living under the national poverty line, coupled with political unrest and a series of natural disasters like the earthquake in 2010, an already hurting economy has been brought to its knees. With a population of over 11 million people, these factors have dramatically contributed to the growing number of orphaned and vulnerable children living in Haiti.
Back2Back Haiti invests in the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children by partnering with existing children’s homes, overseeing family-style care for young adults, and through strengthening families in nearby communities in the greater Port-au-Prince area.