Changing Haiti One Child at a Time

At Danita's Children, we provide a safe haven for abandoned and vulnerable children, while encouraging families to stay together through our education and malnutrition programs. We follow God’s call to rescue, love, and care for orphans and impoverished children. We believe that when we do, we are following Christ's commandment and are acting as His hands and feet. It is not just the responsibility of those who are called to full-time ministry to be concerned, but it is the responsibility of all believers and Christ followers.

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Transforming Lives One Child at a Time

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Our school is equipping boys and girls in Haiti to break the cycle of poverty through quality education.

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Feeding Program

Many children in rural Haiti suffer from hunger and even one meal a day could save their life.

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Higher Education

Our graduates can pursue college in Haiti or abroad because of your generosity.

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Special Needs Home

Our special needs children receive 24-hour love and care from nurses and caretakers, thanks to you.

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Farming Program

This hands-on farming and agriculture project provides students with valuable skills and job training.

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Our worship center provides a place of love, hope, spiritual growth, and healing.

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Children's Homes

The children's home gives boys and girls a safe, loving environment where they can grow and thrive.

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Medical Center

Our pediatric medical center provides quality medical care to children across Haiti.

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Mountain Outreach

We partner with rural clinics, nurses, and health agents who are working deep in the mountains of Haiti in order to provide life-saving intervention for children suffering from malnutrition.

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We restore health to malnourished children and empower their families through education and life-saving medical care.

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Meet Danita Estrella Watts

Danita Estrella Watts is founder and CEO of Danita’s Children Hope for Haiti Children’s Center in Ouanaminthe, Haiti. The feeding of one child in 1999 led to Danita founding an organization that now provides 16,000 meals each month, a pre-K to 12 School that educates over 330 children, and a children’s Medical Center that provides excellent pediatric care to the northeast region of Haiti. In addition, her mission is to provide a safe and loving home to over 80 orphaned children, including special needs children who have been abandoned. Danita is a visionary leader, with a gift both to see the need and to envision the solutions to meet that need. As such, under Danita’s leadership, the programs and services of Danita’s Children are continually expanding and breaking ground into new areas, all with the mission to rescue, love and care for orphaned and impoverished children in Haiti. Through nearly 20 years of devoted and outstanding service to the region of Northern Haiti, Danita has become a highly-respected and well-loved leader in the community of Ouanaminthe, and her ministry is making a lasting impact which will affect the lives of Haitians for generations to come. She truly exemplifies the power of the Danita’s Children motto: Changing Haiti, one child at a time.
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Esai's father abandoned his mother when Esai was just three years old. His mother was very sick and wasn't able to care for him. She entrusted Danita's Children to raise Esai. Today, at twenty years old, Esai loves the Lord and aspires to be a professional musician. Sponsorship changes lives!

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