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Foundation Boussole is a non-profit, non-governmental organization registered in Haiti with its headquarters in Petion-Ville, Haiti. In 1999 Foundation Boussole was founded by the Mayor of Petion-Ville, Claire Lydie Parent. The mission of Foundation Boussole is to restore the lives of orphans, vulnerable children, particularly street children, restaveks, and girls in Haiti. Foundation supports children who have been orphaned by the HIV/AIDS epidemic, as well as local street kids, vulnerable children and the local community children who have no or little access to education and health care. Foundation Boussole has a long-standing commitment of helping needy parentless children by providing physical and emotional support. We are not a child sponsorship organization. Our operations run solely through the generosity of organizations, corporations and individuals who have a passion to help those in need.
In order to sustain, a child entrenched in poverty, AIDS, and violence needs their most basic needs met. We believe that unless a child can have food, water, shelter, emotional support and medical care, nothing else will fall in its right place.
UNICEF reports that Haiti has the highest rates of infant, under-five and maternal mortality in the Western hemisphere. Diarrhoea, respiratory infections, malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS are the leading causes of death.
We believe that education can break the cycle of poverty and take control of one's own life. Education is a basic human right, as fundamental as food and shelter. It is the key to every child's development, unlocking their potential and helping them to face the challenges of a changing world. Through education we can empower children to grow into productive and self-reliant members of society.
We believe that through educating and supporting the most vulnerable members of the community, we can provide valuable skills that will help improve the quality of life and future for the people of Haiti.
Foundation Boussole wants to help protect and enforce the rights of the child in Haiti.