After the Earthquake:
Hope for another group of girls
Espwa fè viv * Hope makes you live
Prisca lost her family in the earthquake.
She is at-risk of becoming a restavec.
Restavec: a child who lives with another
family, not as a foster child, but as their
Restavecs are either orphans, or come
from extremely poor families that cannot
afford to take care of them.
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.
Restavecs are hungry, and are usually
unable to attend school, or enjoy their