Trocher Marc André

Trocher Marc André

Trocher, originally from the Port-au-Prince area, was borne into extreme poverty and abandoned by his mother, who lacked the ability and means to house and feed him. He was given to an acquaintance, a very poor, old woman, to live with her in a small unsanitary house made of cardboard and plywood. He spends his […]

Jeune Elisna

Jeune Elisna

Elisna is originally from Gonaives, a city in the north of Haiti that was devastated by hurricanes in 2004 and again in 2008. Among the thousands who were killed in the floods was Elisna’s mother, who was everything to her and her only support. For Elisna, this tragedy resulted in her becoming a restavek and […]

Donalson Pierre Exume

Donalson is a very sick child. Having lost both his father and mother, he lives with a family friend in a shack. Terribly poor, they cannot support themselves with their limited financial resources, let alone support and feed Donalson. Donalson is a beggar, walking the streets of a suburb outside of Port-au-Prince to try to […]

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Nelson Berline

Nelson Berline is a seven year old girl whose mother left her to move to the Domincan Republic. She lives with a man who cannot support her and does not provide her with daily meals, school, or healthcare. Like many other children at IHCD, Berline’s lives in unsanitary and impoverished conditions with a stranger. Her […]

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Tadeis Wilkenson

Tadeis is a child with a beautiful smile who has survived abandonment. He remains positive and optimistic toward life, despite a terribly difficult journey. His young mother was hit by a car while walking in the street late at night, and without a father, Tadeis simply continued living in his mother’s rented house along with […]