Providing vulnerable Haitian children with shelter, food, and education through strategic projects to build sustainable lives
“one small footstep at a time”.
Little Footprints, Big Steps focuses its work in three main areas:
1. Child Well-being and Development
Our child well-being and development program focuses on literacy, numeracy and vocational learning. LFBS runs a Transitional Safehouse for those children who temporarily cannot live at home, or do not have a home. We protect and heal children victimized by abuse, neglect, exploitation and homelessness.
2. Family and Community Development
Our outreach programs help families receive the training and tools needed to achieve and succeed to sustain a source of income through micro-business start-up, farming or trade programs. This income allows families to stay together or reunite back together while the child has access to education and the opportunity for self-sufficiency in breaking the cycle of poverty, poor health, and abandonment in Haiti.
3. Advocacy of Child Rights
LFBS works in collaboration with local authorities and media to take a stand for the rights of children and raise awareness about child abandonment and help the victims of abuse to find their voice to speak out. WE restore vulnerable children and youth to health by reuniting them with their families and communities. OUR programs emphasize direct relationship with Haitian people. WE act to empower rather than to replace families and local social structures. ENHANCING the capacity of locals to create change embraces strong families, safe communities and a thriving nation.
FOR INFORMATION ABOUT OUR IMPACT in the wake of HURRICANE MATTHEW, please click here