Who We Are
Dezman Fleury Foundation - According to statistics, Haiti had 380,000 orphans before the 7.0-magnitude earthquake on January 12, 2010. The earthquake and powerful aftershocks toppled buildings, leaving as many as 300,000 dead, according to CNN, and many more homeless and jobless. The deaths of parents crushed under rubble could easily orphan over one million children - a sizeable chunk of Haiti's 9.6-million population. Thanks to the support of churches, friends and family members, the Dezman Fleury Foundation was able to build two orphanages or “Children’s homes”. One shelters the boys and the other shelters the girls.
At the Children’s home, we strive to provide at least two meals a day for the children, basic healthcare, education and spiritual support. We strongly believe that at the end of the day, a relationship with Jesus Christ is most important for these special children but also recognize we need to meet their most basic needs of Sustenance, Education, and Medical. Unfortunately, these children cannot be adopted because of rules outlined in the Hague Convention. These children, 85 in all, will be with us, in this home, indefinitely or until they gain competent skills to live independently. Please consider supporting our efforts. It takes roughly $80,000/year to operate at this current level.