PLAN INTERNATIONAL IN HAITI

We've has been working in Haiti since 1973 to address the challenges facing children living in poverty.

CHALLENGES

We are bringing about positive change for children, but challenges remain.
  • Nearly one in four children suffer from stunted growth caused by malnutrition.
  • More than half the population are living in poverty.
  • Many children die of preventable or treatable diseases - 20,000 each year don't live to see their fifth birthday.
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A girl reading to her class in a school supported by Plan International.
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Boys washing their hands at a school supported by Plan International.
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A mother receives a health check at a Plan Intentional health centre.

HOW WE'RE HELPING

Every child has the right to an education, but in Haiti, more than a quarter of children don't go to primary school. Qualified teachers are in short supply, and the school system is still recovering from the 2010 earthquake, in which more than 80% of school buildings collapsed.

Plan International is ensuring that more children get a good quality education. Together, we're building safer classrooms, training more teachers and providing much needed books, equipment and furniture.

Children deserve a healthy childhood. We're making sure children have access to quality healthcare as well as training health workers and supporting home-based care for families living with HIV and AIDS. By connecting communities to clean water and sanitation, we're also creating healthier environments for children.

Through vocational training, we're also helping young people develop the skills and confidence they need to find their dream job or start their own small business.