Celebrating 20 Years!

2019 marks the 20th anniversary of Danita’s Children: Hope for Haiti Children’s Center. Since Danita opened her first small home in Ouanaminthe with 14 children in 1999, the mission of Danita’s Children has remained the same all these years: “We rescue, love, and care for orphans and impoverished children in Haiti, meeting their needs physically, emotionally, educationally, and spiritually so that they are empowered to become leaders in their communities and nation.” We know that we could not have done any of this without the support of our donors and the provision of our God. As we celebrate our 20th anniversary, we encourage you to join us in celebration and the story of Danita’s Children this coming year.

Our Story

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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Namara and her younger sister became a part of the Danita's Children family in 2004 after the floods in Gonaives, Haiti. Today, at 22 years old, Namara has graduated High School, loves the Lord and is able to prepare for her dreams and future thanks to her continued sponsors. Sponsorship changes lives!

Namara received everything she needed