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Free the Kids, Inc. solely supports the work of Pwoje Espwa Sud (Project Hope) which is home to many abandoned children in Haiti. At Espwa, children benefit from our food, education, & medical programs.  Free the Kids, Inc. welcomes those who wish to visit or volunteer!

Visiting Pwoje Espwa Sud (Project Hope) allows you to journey hand-in-hand with the poorest of the poor – the homeless children of southern Haiti. It is a journey of faith and friendship; a unique opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of real people, all while working with an exciting team of dedicated individuals.

The activities of all visitors and volunteers are coordinated through Free the Kids, Inc.  An application must be completed by anyone that wishes to visit or volunteer.  Once approved by Free the Kids, Inc., visitors and volunteers will be required to complete all required forms including our “Agreement & Liability Waiver”.

All approved visitors to Pwoje Espwa Sud are expected to pay for travel and expenses;  including airfare to Haiti, hotel in Miami or Port-au-Prince, ground transport between Port-au-Prince to Pwoje Espwa Sud (average up to $100 round trip cash per person depending on group size),  room and board at Pwoje Espwa ($60 per person per day) plus incidentals.   Free the Kids will accept payment online or by check for room and board.    All other payments are the traveler’s responsibility and should be planned for accordingly.

For more information, please contact:

Free the Kids, Inc.

espwaguesthouse@gmail.com

The only difference between you and them is where you were born

 

I fell in love with Espwa during my first visit last year. Hard to put into words, but there was a real "heart" connection with the kids and staff. It is a special place. My visit was focused primarily on the girls and the teachers. Relationships were initiated during that first visit that I treasure very much!

- Maria Simeone

There is hardly a more heartbreaking sight than seeing an orphan in Haiti--many of them who have families who simply cannot feed and clothe them. Of course there is the emotional response to their plight, but there is a more pragmatic hope--that given a chance in a loving, caring environment, these children can grow up to be leaders, people who can move their communities and the country itself in a positive, healthy direction.

- Jackie Wilson

This place is amazing! The kids and their caregivers will restore your faith in the human spirit. The magic of Espwa is that there is a childhood provided for the kids there that would not exist otherwise.Haiti has a very very long way to go, but this is a hopeful place with clean, well fed, happy children, teachers, house moms, and support staff. Fr Marc and all of the others should be very proud of their accomplishments. Help them in any way that you can!

- Kerri McDonough Croland
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