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Joulika

  • Country: Haiti
  • D.O.B: August 29, 2016
  • Age: 4

  • Gender: Girl
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Victoire

  • Country: Haiti
  • D.O.B: February 1, 2002
  • Age: 18

  • Gender: Girl
281
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Nodeline

  • Country: Haiti
  • D.O.B: April 12, 2002
  • Age: 18

  • Gender: Girl
358
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Jonas

  • Country: Haiti
  • D.O.B: September 15, 2013
  • Age: 7

  • Gender: Boy
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Meet Joulika
Joulika is 4 years old and lives in Haiti.
HA2780039 | Days Waiting: 354
Country: Haiti
Birthday: August 29, 2016 (4 years old)
Gender: Girl

Joulika lives with her mother. Joulika's mother is not employed. Joulika has a sibling living in the household. Joulika helps with the following duties at home: No Household Duties - Too Young.Joulika's favourite activities and interests include: Ball Games, Dolls, Music.Activities that Joulika enjoys through the church are: Sunday School/Church. At the compassion centre Joulika's favourite activities are: Learning about God, Singing Songs.Joulika does not attend school. She is in the equivalent of kindergarten.Joulika's family lives in the area of Elim in Haiti.

Joulika's Country Details

Haiti occupies the western third of the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean. Although in the tropics, Haiti is semiarid because mountains cut off the moist trade winds. About two-thirds of Haiti's terrain is unsuitable for farming.

Haiti is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Most Haitians are subsistence farmers who cultivate small plots of land around their mud-and-thatch homes. A typical diet includes bananas and coffee for breakfast, cornmeal with beans or yams for lunch, and a supper of sweet oatmeal pudding.

In 1492, Columbus discovered Hispaniola, and the island became the center of Spanish rule in the West Indies. Soon, the indigenous people were wiped out, and slaves were brought from Africa to populate the island. In 1804, the island won independence as the republic of Haiti. Forty years later, the eastern part of the island split off as Dominican Republic. Since then, Haiti has had a troubled history. In 1991 a military coup forced thousands to seek asylum in the U.S. In 1994, the president returned from exile, and military rule was abolished.

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Compassion’s ministry is focused on what we call holistic child development. This means developing children in all the different aspects of their lives—their minds, bodies and relationships—while giving them the opportunity to hear about and experience the love of Jesus from caring local church staff and volunteers.

How does sponsorship help kids?

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Formal and non-formal educational opportunitiesCompassion assists children with their primary school education and gives opportunities to attend secondary school, as well as providing vocational training opportunities and extra-curricular activities such as sports, field trips, music and computer training.
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Health care, hygiene training and supplementary foodKids get a healthy snack or meal when they attend program activities, receive regular health check-ups, and learn how to take care of their bodies and form healthy relationships.
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The love and support of a local church and the opportunity to hear about Jesus Because Compassion partners with local churches, children are connected to a local Christian community where they have the opportunity to hear the gospel from caring church staff and volunteers.
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Personal attention, guidance and loveChildren are cared for and invested in by members of their own communities, who encourage them to discover their unique gifts, passions and abilities. Their sponsors also play an important role in this through their prayers and letters.

How is sponsorship impacted during the COVID-19 crisis?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are empowering the local church to use your sponsorship donations to meet urgent and critical needs of families with children/youth registered in the program. Funds previously used at the child development centres can now be directed as needed to children and their families for necessities like food, clean water, shelter, clothing, household items, and even medical care and trauma counselling. You can learn more about our COVID response and the impact of the pandemic on our program here.

Why do you work with local churches?

Compassion works exclusively with local churches because they can best understand and respond to the challenges in their communities. They are known and trusted by their neighbours and are able to reach those in the greatest need. We equip our local church partners with the resources, training and expertise to help children escape poverty. Each church is empowered to implement the program in a way that meets the specific needs of the children they serve.

Do kids need to be Christian to be in Compassion’s program?

Absolutely not! We encourage children and families of all faiths and backgrounds to register in our programs and would never require or coerce anyone to convert to Christianity.

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At Compassion, we take financial stewardship seriously.

As certified members of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities, Compassion Canada is committed to handling the finances entrusted to us with the utmost integrity. This year, 84.7 per cent of funds were used for program activities benefiting the children we serve, and 15.3 per cent for support services.

Today, children around the world are discovering that poverty doesn’t have to be their future. Help one more do the same by sponsoring with Compassion!