When HOST founders Mariam Diallo & Sheila Humphreys visited Foyer Evangelique Orphanage (OFEU) in Haiti in April 2012, there was no well on the property and water had to be carried in buckets from a community well down the road. This made life extremely difficult, and everyone took turns carrying water to meet all the needs of cooking, bathing, laundry, washing, and drinking for the 40 children who were living at OFEU at that time.
Life has improved over the years, and HOST was able to provide funds to dig a shallow well at OFEU a few years ago. This spring we encountered a crisis when the well stopped working. Luckily we have an emergency fund of $2,000 to cover urgent needs, and nearly all of this money was used to drill the well deeper and purchase a new, stronger pump.
Now, we are entering the hurricane season and our emergency fund is close to 0. Please help us replenish this fund so that we can continue to respond to urgent needs in a timely manner. Thanks so much for your support!
The Haiti Orphanage Sponsorship Trust (HOST) helps support the children at Foyer Evangelique Orphanage (OFEU) in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti. HOST is a small, grassroots non-profit based in Brattleboro, Vermont which has been partnering with OFEU since 2010. HOST is committed to supporting these children until they graduate from high school.
HOST’s mission is to ensure the needs for food, education, medical attention and other essentials of Foyer Evangelique Universel Orphanage children are met. We also research and promote collaboration with organizations that can help address the residents’ unmet physical and/or developmental needs, and assist with longer term sustainability.
HOST is a division of the 501c3 organization Trusteeship Institute.
To learn more about HOST's work at OFEU, visit our website or facebook page: