World Wide Village, a Christ-centered non-profit organization, encourages the Haitian people with the truth that there is hope for now and for eternity. By advocating a community-based approach to development, World Wide Village empowers and engages local leaders to implement creative solutions to aid in spiritual development and community enrichment through education.
Haiti is roughly the size of Maryland.
It is home to over 10 million people.
80% of Haitians live in poverty with an average annual income of around $400 US.
Only 52.9% of those over the age of 15 are able to read and write.
Because of past political corruption and misappropriation of resources, many Haitians continue to remain in extreme poverty and darkness throughout their lives.
In the midst of this severe situation, in 2001 a group of entrepreneurs were challenged to put their faith into action. They pledged to help Haitian families break the bonds of poverty by providing funds, resources, and expertise. Today World Wide Village partners with Haitians through an E-Approach to poverty alleviation: Engage, Evaluate, Educate, Enlist, Empower and Entrust, and Encourage.
World Wide Village envisions a time when education will be widespread in Haiti, leading to knowledge and faith that will be a catalyst for the reestablishment of the family unit, healthy children, and economic stability. However, more than all of this, WWV prays that someday every Haitian will know Jesus.
To guide this dream into reality, World Wide Village hosts trips to Haiti where Americans can catch the vision and contribute their time and resources to help build functional communities in Haiti. WWV also offers donors the opportunity to sponsor students in Christian schools supported by WWV.