“I’m Petit-Compère, principal of the Bon Berger Orphanage in Haiti, founded in 1966.
When Jean-Bertrand Aristide was President we had everything: mattresses, beds, food, clothes, books; but when President Aristide was forced to leave the country everything changed for us.
Armed men came into our orphanage and took everything we had.
Now our rooms are pretty much empty. We have no beds. The children sleep on old mattresses and covers. The little food we have is kept in a small room which stays locked all the time, and the little things we have left are kept in the staff room.
We hope that the presence of international organizations and televisions will help us receive the help that we so desperately need. Meanwhile, we do our best to find new resources for the orphanage.
The people in our staff prepare the food for the kids and take care of their security, especially at night.
We hope that God will keep us healthy and strong so that we can keep on taking care of these children”.