Thu, Apr 8, 2010
Our Mission is to provide a home and education for children infected or affected by AIDS in Jacmel. As our resources allow, to provide emergency aid to the community of Jacmel.
Kay Angel, Creole for Angel House, opened its doors in 2007 and is now home to 13 children. 5 are HIV+; 2 are severely handicapped; all are lucky to be alive. They are the fortunate exceptions to the estimated 225,000 child slaves in Haiti, children as young as five years old who lost their parents and are now forced to work just to survive.
The orphanage’s director, Lia van de Donk, and her local staff care for the children 24/7. Half of them are of school age and visited either the local kindergarten, a school for the handicapped or were taught by own private teacher – until the earthquake destroyed all three facilities.
Support for Kay Angel comes from private donations, and local support from the World Food Program.
WeCanBuildanOrphanage.com received its grant of non-profit status from the IRS in March of 2007, and was recognized as tax-exempt by the State of California later that year.
|Administrative Contact Info
1291 Will Geer Road
Topanga, CA 90290
|Orphanage Contact Info
Kay Angel Orphanage
Lia van de Donk
Rue Albert Jean-Louis