tag:compassion.com,2011-06-01:5-48267 Haiti Stories 2011-06-01T20:20:59.073-06:00 Compassion International A Constant Amid Chaos tag:compassion.com,2015-28-23:5-87373 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2015-01-23T00:28:29-07:00 Willow Welter • Photos: Chuck Bigger

Compassion’s unwavering support began years before disaster changed a sponsored boy’s life forever.

A Stable Start tag:compassion.com,2015-18-23:5-87400 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2015-01-23T12:18:11-07:00 Willow Welter • Photos by Chuck Bigger

Parents whose struggles worsened after the quake help their babies gain solid footing in the Child Survival Program.

Solid Footing tag:compassion.com,2015-38-23:5-87411 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2015-01-23T13:38:42-07:00 Sean Sheridan, Leanna Summers and Willow Welter • Photos by Chuck Bigger and Shaun Stanley

Compassion’s initial and continuing relief efforts after the earthquake are providing lasting help for children and their families.

New Foundations tag:compassion.com,2015-00-23:5-87413 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2015-01-23T00:00:40-07:00 Santiago "Jimmy" Mellado • Photos by Chuck Bigger and Tim Mitchell

Stability — in newly built schools and children’s lives — begins with strong groundwork.

Lasting Relief tag:compassion.com,2015-07-23:5-87452 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2015-01-23T00:07:09-07:00 Willow Welter • Photos by Chuck Bigger
Compassion invests in Haitians to start businesses, support their children and rebuild their battered country.
The Buildings Fell, But the Church Stands tag:compassion.com,2011-00-10:5-33422 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2011-01-10T00:00:00-07:00 Ricot St. Paulin, Haiti Field Communication Specialist
On Jan. 12, 2010, an earthquake hit Haiti with unforgiving force. More than 230,000 people were killed, and more than 1 million people were displaced. In the midst of this tragedy, the Church in Haiti rose, providing much-needed aid.
Haiti After the Earthquake tag:compassion.com,2010-00-16:5-33545 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2010-02-16T00:00:00-07:00 Leura Jones

After the devastating effects caused by the earthquake that hit Haiti, Compassion's Advocacy Director traveled to Port-au-Prince to report back on the situation. Read more about what he encountered.

Trained to Be Different tag:compassion.com,2009-00-26:5-32697 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2009-08-26T00:00:00-06:00 Ricot St. Paulin in Haiti with Brianne Mullins

Daniel's father wanted to raise his son to be a farmer, but his mother had different ideas. With Compassion's help she was able to get him enrolled in school and prepare him for a bright future.

Pass It On tag:compassion.com,2008-00-02:5-33785 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-10-02T00:00:00-06:00 Brandy Campbell, with Ricot St. Paulin in Haiti
Jean lived in a community of poverty; there was rarely enough food to eat and he was unable to attend school. When his parents registered him at a Compassion-assisted child development center, he not only received an education but he was also empowered to become passionate about his new talent, art.
A Brush with Death tag:compassion.com,2008-00-14:5-32777 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-08-14T00:00:00-06:00 Brandy Campbell, with Ephraim Lindor from Haiti
Macuta was 9 when she was diagnosed with cancer. With the help of her community, the Lord, and Compassion's Complementary Interventions fund Macuta is now a healthy young girl.
A Fork in the Road tag:compassion.com,2007-00-29:5-33490 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2007-08-29T00:00:00-06:00 Ephraim Lindor in Haiti, with Brandy Campbell

With the help of Compassion, Joseph Abbel escapes devastating poverty in Haiti, completes high school and goes to college as a Leadership Development Program student.

Sponsorship Saves Child, Restores Family tag:compassion.com,2006-00-21:5-33089 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2006-09-21T00:00:00-06:00 Ephraim Lindor in Haiti, with Ovetta Sampson
Just three years ago, Zaccalot would have died unnoticed another one of the 30,000 children under age five who perish each day. But Compassion's intervention created a new story for this child, offering an undeniable example of how Compassion sponsorship derails death and gives new life. 
The True Joy of Christmas tag:compassion.com,2006-00-18:5-32569 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2006-09-18T00:00:00-06:00 Brandy Campbell, with Ephraim Lindor in Haiti
Read how a young girl in Haiti learns that the most important Christmas gifts come from the heart.
Education Creates Pathway to Success tag:compassion.com,2006-00-10:5-33532 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2006-07-10T00:00:00-06:00 Ephraim Lindor in Haiti, with Ovetta Sampson

As a child, Abadice Etienne's destiny was to quit school and work on a Haitian plantation. But sponsorship allowed Abadice to graduate from high school and now he's working in his community.

From Darkness to Light tag:compassion.com,2005-00-20:5-33632 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2005-07-20T00:00:00-06:00 Ephraim Lindor, Haiti Communications Specialist
Literacy rates in Haiti are among the worst in the world. But add a disability and it becomes almost impossible for a child to excel. Read how Compassion sponsorship helped one Haitian teen conquer the literacy gap.