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  • Age: 8
  • Birthday: June 22, 2006
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Haiti
  • Center: Bois-Noir CDC
  • Child ID: HA8610161
Djouvens lives with his mother. His mother is sometimes employed as a seller in the market. Djouvens works at home running errands and cleaning.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Djouvens participates in church activities. He is also in primary school where his performance is average. Soccer, playing with marbles and art are his favorite activities.

Because of your sponsorship, Djouvens will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Djouvens lives on the plains of Bois-Noir (Croix-des-Bouquets), home to approximately 6,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and tin roofs. The regional diet consists of beans, bananas, chicken, bread, rice and goat.

Common health problems in this area include typhoid, malaria, anemia and rheumatism. Most adults are unemployed but some work on plantations or as street vendors and earn the equivalent of $46 per month. This community needs a high school, vocational training centers, hospitals and improved roads.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Bois-Noir Child Development Center to provide Djouvens with Bible teaching, health screenings, physical education, etiquette training, educational classes, books, uniforms and health education. The center staff will also provide health education, literacy classes and meetings for the parents or guardians of Djouvens.
Haiti occupies the western third of the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean. A mix of mountains, valleys, lakes, seashores and rivers gives Haiti varied weather conditions. About two-thirds of the terrain is unsuitable for farming.

Haiti is one of the most densely populated and poorest countries in the world. Most Haitians are subsistence farmers who cultivate small plots of land around their mud-and-thatch homes. Most speak Creole, but their official language is French. Catholicism is the major religion, but Voodoo, practiced by roughly half the population, was recognized as an official religion in 2003. Compassion works in nearly every region of the country.

In 1492, Columbus discovered Hispaniola and the island became the center of Spanish rule in the West Indies. The indigenous people were quickly wiped out and slaves were brought from Africa to populate the island. In 1697, Spain ceded half the island to France and this became Haiti. In 1804, a former slave led a revolt and Haiti gained its independence. Forty years later, the eastern part of the island split off to form the Dominican Republic.

Haiti historically has been plagued by political violence. In 1990, Haiti installed its first democratically elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, an ordained Catholic priest. But he was ousted in a bloody military coup and forced to seek asylum in the United States. In 1994 Aristide returned from exile and abolished military rule. He won a second term as president in 2000, but was ousted in 2004 amid allegations of corruption. The current president is René Garcia Préval, elected in May 2006.

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Child's Location: Northeast of Port-au-Prince

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Your tax-deductible contribution of just $38 a month connects your child with a loving, church-based Child Sponsorship Program.  

Your support provides:

  • Food and clean water
  • Medical care
  • Educational opportunities
  • Important life-skills training
  • Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God.

When you sponsor a child, you'll receive your child's photo, personal story and a child sponsorship packet by mail in approximately 10 days.

When children find out they've been sponsored, the joy they feel is indescribable. Just knowing that someone across the globe cares means more than you can imagine. Sponsoring a child will profoundly change the future for your child, and will change your own life as well.