The Haiti Orphan Project is an initiative of the Keane Charitable Group, a registered 501(c) (3). HOPE is located in beautiful downtown Kirkwood, Missouri approximately 10 miles west of Saint Louis.
Haiti’s population was about 9.8 million according to UN 2008 estimates. According to Hope for Haiti, over 50% of Haiti’s population is school age and the literacy rate is less than 50%. Approximately 70% of the people live in poverty, with an average annual income of $400 per year. 15% of all children in Haiti are orphaned or abandoned (“practically orphaned”). Most estimates put the number of orphans in Haiti prior to the January 2010 earthquake at about 380,000. Experts now estimate that the number of orphans has doubled to about 750,000 since the earthquake.
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Haiti Orphan Project
135 West Adams Avenue
Kirkwood, MO 63122
tel: (314) 822-6998