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Causes: Education, Food, Health, International, International Development, Nutrition, Primary & Elementary Schools, Reproductive Health Care, Reproductive Rights

Mission: To provide a safe haven for abandoned, malnourished and impoverished children in northern haiti. We currently serve over 5,000 children; 348 children in our three care facilities and school on the williamson campus, 877+ students at the john branchizio and cite soleil schools combined, and 6,000 children and elderly through our nutrition programs and clinics. Today, mercy & sharing employs over 200 haitian nationals in jobs such as, teachers, doctors, nurses, therapists, "mothers" (continuous child care), building engineers, accountants, cooks, and cleaning staff.

Programs: Orphanages: mercy & sharing owns a well-secured, 17-acre campus with 25,000 square feet of living space, cafeteria, chapel, and storage warehouse. The williamson campus houses 121 healthy, disabled and terminally ill children most of whom were originally abandoned and left to die. Mercy & sharing has developed a systemized approach to ministering to the needs of each child. The goal is for each child to become as independent and self-sufficient as possible within their own limits.

medical: mercy & sharing cares for over 60 children with disabilities who need medical care, physical and occupational therapy. Nutrition programs: mercy & sharing operates seven different feeding programs at their schools, clinic, and orphanages and in two small villages in the cap haitian area of northern haiti. Mercy & sharing cooks and serves more than 13,500 meals every week. Each meal offers a grain, a protein (meat or dry fish), and one or two vegetables. Clean water is always provided. The meals vary in nature but always provide balanced nutritional value.

education: mercy & sharing schools (the john branchizio school in cazeau, the cite soleil school and the williamson campus school) employ haitians as teachers who currently teach 1200+ students who otherwise would not be in school. The curriculum is based on the curriculum established by the government of haiti: science, math, geography, history, french, and grammar. In addition, a significant part of the curriculum aims to teach life skills, health and hygiene and concepts of integrity, community responsibility and participatory democracy. 98% of mercy & sharing students who have taken the state exam, required by the ministry of education, have passed this is compared to a national average of only 40%. As part of the childrens daily educational experience, mercy & sharing provides all students with a hot nutritious meal and clean water five days a week, year-round. All students are also part of a vaccination program in partnership with the haitian ministry of health.

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