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  • 1. Kay Nou After the Earthquake: Hope for another group of girls Espwa fè viv * Hope makes you live Sunday, May 23, 2010
  • 2. Prisca lost her family in the earthquake. She is at-risk of becoming a restavec. Sunday, May 23, 2010
  • 3. Restavec: a child who lives with another family, not as a foster child, but as their servant. Sunday, May 23, 2010
  • 4. Restavecs are either orphans, or come from extremely poor families that cannot afford to take care of them. Sunday, May 23, 2010
  • 5. Restavecs are up before dawn and go to bed after most of the children are asleep. They prepare the family meals, fetch water, clean the inside and outside of the house, do laundry, and empty bedpans, getting no pay for any of their activities. Sunday, May 23, 2010
  • 6. Restavecs are hungry, and are usually unable to attend school, or enjoy their childhood. Sunday, May 23, 2010
  • 7. RESTAVEC Sunday, May 23, 2010
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  • 9. Haiti, 2009 (before the earthquake): about 225,000 children were restavecs Sunday, May 23, 2010
  • 10. Because of the increased number of orphans, the situation is expected to worsen. Sunday, May 23, 2010
  • 11. The situation is worse for females, who may otherwise have no other choice but prostitution. Sunday, May 23, 2010
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  • 13. According to Pan-American Development Foundation, restavecs - mostly young girls - suffer sexual, psychological, and physical abuse while toiling away in hardship. Sunday, May 23, 2010
  • 14. They recommend educating the poor and expanding shelters for girls, who make up an estimated two-thirds of the restavec population. Sunday, May 23, 2010
  • 15. The Kay Nou (Our House) home for girls Sunday, May 23, 2010
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  • 17. Charité, the house mother in Labadie, Haiti Sunday, May 23, 2010
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  • 20. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) recommends reuniting restavecs with their biological families whenever possible. Sunday, May 23, 2010
  • 21. We have also done this with a group of girls Sunday, May 23, 2010
  • 22. The girls at the Kay Nou house Sunday, May 23, 2010
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  • 24. THE GOALS OF KAY NOU To provide another option for children who may otherwise be forced into the restavec system Sunday, May 23, 2010
  • 25. Provide a group of girls with the basic needs of shelter, clothing, nutrition, medical care and sanitation Sunday, May 23, 2010
  • 26. Allow opportunities for the girls to actively participate in the program through crafts and gardening. Sunday, May 23, 2010
  • 27. Support the emotional needs of the girls, and establish an arts and music therapy program. Sunday, May 23, 2010
  • 28. Give each child an opportunity to complete their education, ultimately allowing them to become self-sufficient, employed adults. Sunday, May 23, 2010
  • 29. Create the same opportunities for other children, as resources allow. Sunday, May 23, 2010
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  • 31. The convent in Haiti, with whom we will collaborate, Soeurs de St. Jean Evangeliste Sunday, May 23, 2010
  • 32. Jumann & Jo Barbosa, the future house mother and father Sunday, May 23, 2010
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  • 37. Angela at her First Communion, which she had requested Sunday, May 23, 2010
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  • 42. www.htfhaiti.org Sunday, May 23, 2010