In Haiti: CHOAIDS

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We strive to enhance the quality of life for HIV+ orphan children and women through education and care in a family-centered environment. 

Become a part of our family by letting us know your interests and skills. We can always find a place for passionate people supporting our cause!

Donations are always appreciated and much needed to maintain the children's medications, education and other basic needs​ such as food and clothing. 

Our 2019 Year in Review

July 06, 2020

So far 2020 has been rough for all of us, but we thought sharing our 2019 annual report now can remind us of how a little can go a long way in celebrating the lives of the children we serve. In 2019, we continued to build relationships with supportive people and organizations who truly believe in our mission to care for HIV+ orphaned children. Another year with more beautiful growth. Our children are growing up so fast. Where does the time go?! 

If you like what you see in our report, please don't hesitate to share with others. We rely on word of mouth to gain support for the children and young adults we serve. If you have questions, are interested in giving or volunteering, but not sure how to get started, please send us an email at info@choaids.org. Thank you and be well! 

COVID-19 Updates

May 24, 2020

The Coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic has brought us to question our every move, including the number of times we touched our faces, washed our hands, how far we stood from our neighbors, or those who walk passed us. In countries like Haiti, where the majority struggle to feed themselves daily, staying home poses the risk of dying of hunger. We thank God for the fact that the 27 HIV-positive children He has allowed us to care for can stay home and have their basic needs met.

 

On March 19, 2020, Haitian authorities shared data on their first COVID-19 case. Since then, we learned that the US government has returned at least 200 undocumented Haitian nationals who was once held in ICE detentions, many of whom had physical symptoms of the virus. Though the Haitian government has tested quarantined and isolated those returned by the US government and regular travelers, cases of COVID-19 are on the rise. There is evidence of people dropping dead in the streets.

 

To protect our children, we have reduced staff to children's contact, meaning, only the live-in staff and the nurse are allowed direct contact with the children. The live-in staff has had minimal contact with the outside world and not been able to return their homes since March 19. We stockpiled on necessary items as best as we could in the month of March since we know there is no law against price gouging in Haiti. We replenished first aid items and purchased disposable masks, but one of our members donated 100 reusable masks. Likewise, we bought special buckets with water dispensers and placed them at the entrance for handwashing before entering the house. Here’s how it goes - - when one of the women leaves the house for any reason, upon returning, she is to wash her hands at the gate, walk to the back of the house to shower, and change into clean clothes before entering the house. Space, of course, has been one of the things that challenge us; however, we have set a small amount of space aside to use to isolate anyone who may become ill with the virus.

 

On our finances: Although we are operating with less than 50 percent of our staff, we are still paying all the staff stipends; however, we are not sure how long we will continue to do this financially. We ask that you please continue to pray for our financial situation.

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​​Call us:

(912) 515-1172

Email us: 

info@choaids.org

 

 

Find us: 

P.O. BOX 5135

Tallahassee, FL 32314

 

Delmas 33, Port au Prince, Haiti

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