In Haiti, extreme poverty leads some parents to make a heartbreaking decision. Unable to feed their own children, they send them away to live with other families as “restaveks” — child domestic servants.
Mission Evangelique Baptiste du Sud d’Haiti (MEBSH), a network of Haitian evangelical churches, is combating this terrible practice by running schools that target restaveks as well as children at risk of becoming restaveks.
At the MEBSH schools, children find love, acceptance and the chance to enjoy a real childhood while learning about a Savior who loves them! Restaveks who would otherwise never learn to read or write acquire these crucial life skills; and because the schools provide education and meals absolutely free, at-risk children are less likely to be sent into servitude.
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