LOVE Takes Root was founded with a mission of cultivating the future of children worldwide. The foundation’s goals are to improve the lives of children through the provision of shelter, education, and health, with the final goal being a self-sustainable organization.

La Concorde Orphanage

Our current project is La Concorde Orphanage that started in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti and has now moved to Jacmel.  La Concorde was destroyed in the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. It had 50 children living without appropriate shelter, water, food and health care. LOVE Takes Root defined needs:

  • Connect the orphanage with sources for its basic needs (eg clean water, food, clothing and shelter).
  • Deliver tools and lessons for basic education.
  • Arrange for the children to be medically assessed and help address as many of its medical needs as possible.
  • Assist them financially, and explore a means of income to eventually become an independent, self-sustaining organization.

Goals and ObJectives of La Concorde ProJect

10409158_10152053884896106_5538870169355992379_nIt is essential that the children of Haiti are exposed to educational opportunities in an effort to break the cycle of poverty experienced by so many other countries following a natural disaster. The establishment of schools, accessibility of literature, and the building of an infrastructure that provides for a sustainable schooling system are important.

Additionally, children in Haiti are in desperate need of improved nutrition and access to adequate health care. Many children in Haiti suffer from HIV/AIDS, diarrheal diseases, measles, malaria, and pneumonia. Similarly, they have high rates of fatalities due to injuries. It is essential that these children be provided with the opportunity to live a healthy life.

All children deserve adequate shelter. The streets of Haiti are not a suitable place for children to live and it is essential that buildings destroyed in the earthquake of 2010 be rebuilt in an effort to provide children with a safe place to be.

Sustainability is essential in a country such as Haiti. For many working in international relief and development, there is the knowledge that individuals and services will greatly change over a chronologically short period of time. It is important that partnerships with on-ground organizations are formed and that education is disseminated through these partnerships. Similarly, it is important that Haitians are trained in effective and sustainable ways that can lead to economic independence