Johanne works long days as an unpaid domestic servant. Her parents were too poor to provide for her and send her to school, so she had to go live with a family in town. Now she cooks, cleans, and carries heavy pails of water. She sleeps on the floor.
In her life with the family in town, Johanne is unable to go to school, as was promised to her. She works for more than 12 hours a day. She has no opportunity to bathe or care for herself. She lives in daily fear of physical and sexual abuse.
Johanne is one of 250,000 Haitian children who are forced to work in harsh, exploitative conditions. And since the devastating earthquake of 2010, there are even more orphans and vulnerable children in this impoverished country. Help free a child like Johanne. Join Bethany to help poor families provide for their children so they can live at home, go to school, and be a child—not a slave.