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Before the earthquake, the children of Hands Together to Defend the Children (HTDC) Orphanage lived comfortably in a large house. The earthquake destroyed their home, killed the pastor who had supported the kids, and robbed the orphanage’s supporters of their livelihoods.
We first met HTDC in the summer of 2010 when they were living in one small room and a tent which flooded almost daily. They were constantly short of food, and had no ability to educate or provide health care for the children.
Our first priority was to find appropriate housing. In the summer of 2010, with the help of a group of US students, we raised the first €4,813 (£3,886, $6,000) to rent a house for the orphanage for two years. The project grew from there with the help of more than 100 volunteers and almost 1,000 donors.
Since those early days, we’ve been able to provide the children of the orphanage with nutritious food, health care, education, and enriching activities like art and English classes. You can meet a few of the children here.
It costs €1,603 (£1,295 $2,000) a month to meet the children’s needs, and our funding is rapidly running out. Please give what you can to ensure that the children of HTDC have a secure future.
UK Tax Payers Donate Online here
US Citizens Donate Online here
All others Donate Online here
**US donors, please put "English" in the notes section on our donate page