Chances for Children is a nonprofit in Haiti whose mission is provide hope to children – one child, one family, one community at a time.
We believe the answer to Haiti’s orphan epidemic can be solved by strengthening communities and families.
The vision of C4C is to work through local pastors to move their communities from survival towards stability and then ultimately onward to sustainability. Addressing the basic needs of clean water, hunger, medical care and spiritual encouragement are the components for survival. The community then moves into stability when families are given the tools of employment to begin providing for the basic needs of their families. In some of the regions we work in, the movement from survival to stability has been accomplished in two years. Our ultimate goal is to see these communities into the final stage of sustainability. In this stage, the members of the community would create sustainable livelihoods for themselves so that they can provide for the needs of their families and furthermore teach those skills to their children. You can learn more at chances4children.org
Zel Haiti is part of our women empowerment program that falls into our sustainability phase. Zel creates jobs so parents can provide food, shelter and education for their children. Currently Zel Haiti makes a boutique line of medical scrubs and uniforms that we sell in Haiti and United States both online and through group sales to clinics, hospitals, vets, and restaurants. In addition, we have added a line of yoga mat bags that we sell in wellness communities and online. We employ nine seamstresses and one housekeeper. We desire to have our program go as we increase sales of our medical scrubs within the global medical missions community.
In addition, under the umbrella of Chances for Children, we have a full-time pediatric clinic run by Haitians and opportunities for mobile medical mission trips to rural areas we serve.