Since establishing a presence in Haiti, World Vision has supported long-term development programs focused on child well-being and community development. We have also provided relief supplies and assisted with recovery from major natural disasters that have ravaged the country, including numerous hurricanes, flash floods, the devastating January 12, 2010 earthquake, and Hurricane Matthew in 2016.
More than 40 years into working alongside impoverished communities in Haiti, World Vision's commitment to the people of Haiti remains as strong as ever and this work will continue until Haiti's children and families are able to flourish on their own.
While World Vision development efforts in Haiti have historically focused on rural communities, Haiti's recovery requires an ongoing commitment to its urban population as well. So, World Vision will leverage what it has learned through urban disaster relief efforts to support long-term development initiatives in and around Port-au-Prince as well as in rural areas where World Vision is working with communities and local organizations to bring about long-lasting change.
We aspire to build back stronger and more resilient by prioritizing child well-being with a focus on sustainable livelihoods for families, education, health, and child protection and participation. World Vision is committed to all of these vital efforts, even as it narrows its response work to focus on activities with the greatest potential to improve child well-being for the long term.
World Vision Haiti works in three regions of the country. Through 19 development programs, we directly serve more than 190,000 people, including 60,000 children through our child sponsorship program, grants and private funding.