Good Causes

It is easy for people living in the developed world to be sheltered from problems that less advanced economies face.

Haiti has many problems, including cyclones, hurricanes, tropical storms, torrential rains, floods and earthquakes. Haiti has lost almost all of it’s virgin forests. And because of the deforestation, they estimate more than half of Haiti’s species will be wiped out by the year 2035.

In 2021, Haiti had a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita of US$1,815. This, and a Human Development Index ranking of 170 out of 189 countries in 2020, Haiti remains the poorest country in the Latin America and Caribbean region where the average GDP is $15,092. It is amongst the poorest countries in the world.

Recent events like the COVID-19 pandemic, August 2021 Earthquake and tropical storm Grace have made things worse. 52.3 % of the population are estimated to live below the poverty line.

And, as if this wasn’t enough for the population, there is the abandonment of children. They are literally kicked out of their homes, as parents can no longer afford to look after them.

We were moved by Joanna Lumley’s TV DocumentaryHidden Caribbean:Havana to Haiti where she saw for herself the problems faced by children in Haiti. Children are abandoned, and left to fend for themselves at a very young age.

The Goldin Institute and Sakala rescue them from the streets and take them to a safe place. They educate them, teach them skills, and bring joy once again into their lives.

Quijote Properties have chosen them as our preferred charity and we are proud to be supporting Sakala in Haiti.

Sakala Haiti

Please read their stories by following the links.

Should you wish to help, please donate by clicking HERE. Thank You! Even though it is overseas, it is still Tax Deductible.