Childhood can be dangerous in Haiti. Poverty, infectious diseases, malnutrition, child slavery (known as the “restavek” system), poor sanitation, unsafe housing—growing up with these challenges is all too common for Haiti’s children.
Kay Timoun, our children’s home in Bondeau, is a place of hope and love for the community’s poorest children. For fourteen vulnerable boys and girls, Kay Timoun provides a caring, safe home where they can grow and thrive. Kay Timoun also provides food for an additional 40 people in the Bondeau community. Under the direction of Deacon Anita Thorstad, who lives at Kay Timoun and serves as a second mother to the children, Kay Timoun is making a life-giving difference in Bondeau.