Haiti is a troubled place, the divide between rich and poor is great, and in the many poorer parts, due to lack of education, very young girls are getting pregnant, only to throw their babies in the garbage, or they simply leave them at the hospital. Other unwanted babies are the result of rape. The partnership MJL has formed with the Haitian Leadership Foundation will ensure a safe and warm temporary home for these otherwise neglected babies, and will enable appropriate education of the youth in order to prevent further problems. Everland Haiti can cater for up to 30 babies at any given time and has cribs, beds and everything a baby needs for comfort.
Everland Haiti is situated in the Christian Village of Nod Dorcilien in Mirbalais. The total cost of the earthquake-proof building was $20,500 USD. A staff of five women and a nurse will be employed with help from the Ministry of Social Affairs, with whom the Haitian Leadership Foundation have a good rapport. Maman (Gladys) Bishop and her husband, the Bishop, are heading up the project on the ground. Between them, they have years of experience in helping destitute children. Maman herself lived in the Congo for 20 years – no mean feat – before spending another 16 years doing humanitarian work in Haiti where they are fully committed to building a village for at least 400 people, of which Everland Haiti is now an invaluable part.
Everland Haiti was funded by fans from 22 countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, England, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Scotland, Slovakia, Sweden, Trinidad and Tobago, Ukraine, USA