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“She was in awe that someone cared for her.”

A story from World Wide Village supporter, Sue Masek.   Deeply ingrained in the culture of the impoverished former slave colony, the practice of poor families giving away children to wealthier acquaintances or relatives is not uncommon in Haiti.  A restavek is a child in Haiti who is sent by his or her parents to work for

Equipping and Supporting Families

A common situation in Haiti: One elderly mother, four daughters; six grandchildren; all under one roof.  Living in poverty.  Selling produce in the market their only form of income.  This was the situation of Mineze and her sister Wiselaine, when one of our teams met them during a prayer walk. Upon meeting this family, our

WWV Hurricane Relief Update – Challenge and Offer

As clean up continues in Haiti, many are still in desperate need – having lost parents, children, homes, churches and livelihoods.  Your generosity has helped us reach over 40% of our goal of $19,999 toward hurricane relief for our friends on the southern peninsula of Haiti. If you haven’t yet given, there’s still time to

Hurricane Matthew Update from WWV President

As many of you know, Haiti was devastated last week by Hurricane Matthew as over 1,000 lives were lost.  Thanks to you, WWV is continuing to support the relief efforts and now has the opportunity to come alongside a longtime friend of WWV, Pastor Remy of Caye Jacmel, and other Haitian organizations on the southern

WWV Field Updates

Thanks to your support, the fish-processing center in Luly has been repaired and the shoreline reinforced! Fishing is a greatly underutilized resource on the shores of Haiti. By helping fund this project you have done more than just fix a building. You are helping grow and support sustainable communities in Haiti. Our most recent team in

Baby Bernardo

Photo 1: Baby Bernardo in June Edna Louis was given goats last year through the WWV goat program.  Praise God that when she went into labor prematurely last month with twins she was able to sell two of the offspring from the goats she had been given to afford to travel to a regional hospital

Intern Update

Over the last month our interns have been busy in Williamson and Luly. They have continued to conduct the health survey in Williamson that will help direct our medical team in deciding where to focus efforts once our clinic is built. We will be excited to share the results from the data once we have

Health System in Haiti Near Collapse

Over four months ago physicians, interns, nurses and other staff went on strike to fight for better pay and better working conditions in The Hospital of the State University of Haiti – the largest medical facility in the country.  This strike spread to 12 other government-run hospitals across Haiti and has been devastating for an

Meet the Staff

Roberson    Roberson is 34 years old and lives with his wife, two daughters, and son in Delmas 40 (an area near Port-au-Prince). He grew up in Arcahaie, Haiti and helped his dad with gardening. He has five brothers and ten sisters! Roberson has worked with WWV for the past seven years and is now