Malnutrition is one of the leading causes of death among Haitian children, seen in one out of five children under age five in the areas where Lespwa Timoun works. Carmel Valdema founded Lespwa Timoun (“Hope for Children”), in response to the widespread malnutrition in the villages outside Croix des Bouquets in 2003. Since then, with Light From Light, the clinic has provided life-saving nourishment to more than 12,000 children locally and in remote villages. Parents are educated on proper nutrition and can learn to grow food in our demonstration garden.
It’s hard to extrapolate education from the health of a child. Because of this, the Light from Light Child Sponsorship Program was created to nurture the light that lives inside all children, as they are the future of their communities and of Haiti.
For just over $1 a day, sponsors provide basic needs and an education, plus create a personal, life-changing connection with a child in need. The program also provides monthly nutrition and mobile medical programs for the child’s village. This seemingly small investment creates life-changing transformation.