But there are many children who are “caught up” in the orphan crisis who don’t need to be. And there are many families ripped apart by poverty, injustice and as we’ll see more later, trafficking that could be kept whole and given the support to grow and heal and remain together. For that to happen, we need to acknowledge three things: Not all children in orphanages are orphans. Many parents bring their children to an orphanage ONLY because they can’t see a way for them to provide for their children. Help the parents overcome the obstacles and families will flourish. Ignore the families and the cycle will continue.
We’ll talk more over time about trauma, but I hope this illustrates something for you.Out of the 10 possible components of trauma that I listed, the work that The Apparent Project is doing has a positive impact on 7 of them.So there’s a 70% chance that we can reduce or eliminate trauma through our work.Will you join us? Will you help us give Haitian families a better opportunity for a good life?
For three days, someone is able to stop at the market on the way home from work and buy food to feed their family.For three days, someone is able to set aside some money to send to their family in Jeremie who are trying to rebuild from the Hurricane.For three days, someone at the market is going to go home with a little bit more in their pocket – maybe enough to feed their children.For three days, two families have children who will get something to eat that day.