Over the past few years, we have come to love the people of Haiti and felt that God is directing us to help more in the country. Answering that call, lead to the creation of Hands Together Orphanage, a direct result of Empower Haiti’s generous donors.
We are currently supporting our local orphanage in Montrouis, Haiti. Montrouis (pronounced "Moe-We") is approximately 1.25 hours north of Port-Au-Prince by car. The people of Montrouis are very friendly and are always welcoming to outsiders, and have lovingly supported our children and efforts.
The area is a tourist destination for those wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of Port-Au-Prince, so it's very common to see other Haitians and many French nationals in the hotels around Montrouis. However, there is still a great deal of poverty and people in need.
What a blessing it is to live in the United States, and we appreciate it even more when we go to Haiti. Please click on the Get Involved tab above to learn about our upcoming mission trips, and how you can help. 100% of money donated is going directly to support our 17 children!
The Lord initially called a group of four: couple Jesse and Cricket, family friend Cindy, and local Haitian friend Frantz (aka "Va"). All felt the overwhelming pull to take in and support the 17 orphans found in Montrouis, thus creating the non profit, Empower Haiti, Inc.
This group is not like most other organizations that come and mission to many orphanages, bringing gifts and moving on; we are building life-long relationships with our children all the way to adulthood, devoting all of our time to empowering the same 17 children.
Since it's inception, the Empower Haiti team has grown. Each trip to Haiti brings new faces, and a bigger family for the children at Hands Together Orphanage.
The larger our family, the greater an impact we can have! Each team member brings a unique set of skills, relationships and spiritual gifts, multiplying our influence in Montrouis as well as our communities in the United States.
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