Haiti is in Crisis. Give Generously to Help Danita Meet the Need

Haiti is currently facing a severe crisis, and Danita Estrella Watts is on the front lines, providing over 7,000 meals monthly, educating 400 students, and caring for 90 orphans. Despite the regular challenges of life in Haiti, Danita’s Children are thriving, nourished, joyful, and receiving both an education, and learning about God.

However, this stability is now threatened by the escalating unrest in Haiti, where the government is no longer in control  and gangs are in charge. The situation has deteriorated to the point where Danita has had to hire armed guards and resort to handing food across the border because no one is allowed to cross it.

Christian Life Missions has been supporting Danita’s mission since 2003, witnessing firsthand her unwavering integrity and the growth of her ministry. While the world watches the turmoil unfold, Christian Life Missions is determined to make a tangible difference, but we cannot do it alone.

Stephen Strang, the President of CLM, emphasizes the urgency of the situation, stating, “We may not be able to solve all of Haiti’s problems, but we can certainly make a profound impact on these vulnerable children and support Danita in her crucial work.” The need is pressing, and we humbly ask for your generous contribution to support this vital cause. Will you join us in making a meaningful difference today?

Danita Estrella Watts whose orphanage and school are in urgent need of assistance, shares with Stephen Strang the dire impact of the ongoing political and economic crisis on her children and the neighboring community they support. In this video, you can witness firsthand the severity of the circumstances and learn about the longstanding partnership between Christian Life Missions and Danita’s organization. 

Meeting the Needs of children in Haiti

Danita’s Children’s programs educate and empower vulnerable children and families in Haiti.

Lives are restored through the provision of:

  • Food
  • Shelter
  • Education
  • Medical services
  • Discipleship

Our goal is to see transformation in Haiti by raising up the next generation of leaders in a Christ-centered environment.

Danita’s Children is a non-profit organization with the intent of rescuing and caring for orphaned children and meeting their spiritual, physical, academic, and emotional needs. Founded by Danita Estrella in January 1999, the organization began with a small house and fourteen children in Ouanaminthe, Haiti. Currently, Danita’s Children has 75 orphans living in three homes.  A school provides education to nearly 600 children and 17,000 meals are provided each month through the food program, and their church with its congregation of over 500 Haitians provides a place for spiritual hope.

According to UNICEF and the US Agency for International Development, there are 143 Million orphans globally. Every day 5,760 more children become orphans. There are 300,000 child slaves in Haiti and an additional 404,000 to 460,000 orphans. The median age in Haiti is 18 years, meaning that 50% of the population is children, and roughly 8% of those children are without parents. Danita’s Children exists to answer the urgent need for orphan rescue and care in Haiti and around the world.

Danita’s Children is a non-profit 501(C)3 organization located in Orlando, Florida. The organization is governed by a seven-member board of directors and is managed by a CEO, an Executive Director, and a 54 member staff.

Our Mission
We love and care for orphans.

Our Vision
We rescue, love, and care for orphans, meeting their needs spiritually, physically, academically, and emotionally, preparing them for a brighter future.

Our Governing Values
• We follow the biblical directive and standards to love and care for orphans.

• We alleviate the suffering of children.

• We restore and demonstrate dignity and respect for orphaned and impoverished children.

• We prevent the exploitation of the vulnerable, abandoned, neglected, rejected, and suffering child.

• We develop and maintain an approach to rescuing and caring for orphaned children, by meeting their spiritual, physical, academic, and emotional needs.