Compassion is a holistic child development organization.
We are not a construction company. We are not a microfinance/loan organization. But sometimes, when life throws you curveballs, you have to make adjustments.
Such is the case in Haiti.
Oh, we’re still focused on our life-changing child development program, first and foremost. But when a deadly earthquake hit Haiti in 2010, claiming over a quarter of a million lives and destroying much of Port-au-Prince’s infrastructure, we needed to make adjustments.
We simply couldn’t continue to minister to all of our 80,000+ children on the island nation without safe environments for them to learn, play and grow in. Church-based schools needed to be built.
We’re on track to finish construction on 30 schools throughout Haiti in the coming months (that’s an entire school district, built by one organization!).
Families who lost everything in the earthquake also needed help starting over. That’s why we initiated a low-interest loan program to qualified recipients to help them start new businesses in their communities. The results have been spectacular.
Responding to curveballs. Sometimes in ministry, that’s what we’re called to do.
In the video below, see the stories of three people whose lives were changed by the microloans provided through donors to our program.