WHY ARE WE IN HAITI?
Haiti is home to more than 10 million people. Ranked by the World Bank as the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, half of Haiti’s population lives on less than $2 a day. Haiti's national currency continues to depreciate, fueling double-digit inflation of 15%, further penalizing the nation's poorest households. Complicating already difficult conditions, in recent years Haiti has been hit by devastating hurricanes and earthquakes.
Why is Haiti so poor? More than half of the people are illiterate, which makes it very hard to get a good job. Schools in Haiti are very expensive. Most families cannot afford to pay tuition or buy uniforms, textbooks and school supplies. Illiteracy compounds and continues the cycle of poverty.
But, in this severely underprivileged country, remarkable beauty co-exists with debilitating poverty. God loves the people of Haiti and wants us to take His gospel to them. And, He wants us to raise up Christian leadership in Haiti, one meal, on education, one soul at a time. We need your help!
"The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble." Psalm 9:9
Christian Light School
The teachers, staff and Board of Directors at Christian Light School believe the best way to change Haiti’s economic, political and spiritual climate is through raising up Christian leaders. Our goal, and we believe God’s purpose at CLS, is to educate the students, not only in academics, but also through Christ centered mentoring and guidance.
Both "Christian Light Children's Home" and "Promise of Hope Home for Young Ladies" operate under the umbrella of Christian Light School, Inc. Currently we house nine children and some young women who are University students. These children are not necessarily orphans, but they are all children who desperately need our help .
Ravine Baby Feeding Program, Adult Literacy Classes, Adult Bible Instruction, Community Sewing Classes and the Staff Housing Program are some of the Community Outreach activities we are engaged in. Our students come from the extremely impoverished neighborhood known as "The Delmas Ravine", pictured above.