Over the years, many people have come through La Gonave to offer assistance to the locals in many forms of aid and community development. Often times, they would have the opportunity to hear of the orphanage and meet Mme Soliette & the children. Few left that place unmoved to want to help. We call these people, “Friends of the Orphanage”.
Some have helped with periodic cash donations for food or rent. Others have sent clothing and educational supplies. All have experienced the limitations of their gifts and the helplessness that inevitably comes from living so far away from the needs.
BUT… since April of 2011, the “Friends of the Orphanage” have organized into a powerful co-operative effort to develop and implement a long term strategic plan for the security and advancement of the “The Jesus Home for Children of La Gonave”. The co-op is called Okipe (Oh-kEE-pAy), which is a Haitian Creole word meaning, “to look after”.
Find a way to join this effort today… you’ll never regret having given your best to those with the least!
Okipe has a team of volunteers who each lead a specialty task force.
Click on any picture below to email the taskforce leader for more information.
STAFF CARE AND DEVELOPMENT
"Love! There is so much goodness which comes from this organization. Teaching generations how to take care of themselves, living in their culture and changing future generations to come."
"This is so great. It just goes to show what can be done when people pray and believe and are obedient to God. These children and young people have come SO far because of the dedication of so many that believe nothing is impossible with God. Thank you again for all that you are doing to improve this lives of these wonderful people."
"This past week I got the opportunity to go to Haiti and it was one of the most amazing trips I have been on. We are all so blessed here in America and I would gladly go back to those kids in a heart beat."