Jean-Louis interviews recent earthquake evacuees.

Making a difference in the life of a child...

Making a difference in the life of a child...

Group of children evacuated from earthquake affected area.

Making a difference in the life of a child...

Making a difference in the life of a child...

Making a difference in the life of a child...

Making a difference in the life of a child...

Noë, 26, one of the early residents, and Oday, 3, an earthquake evacuee.

Making a difference in the life of a child...

 

Jean-Rene and Brother Cos

...and there is always basketball!

Making a difference in the life of a child...

Some "down time" with Jean-Louis.

Making a difference in the life of a child...

 

Making a difference in the life of a child...

Youngest resident, Oday, shows some of the older boys his karate skills!

 

"Soccer" is also played on the basketball court with a tennis ball.

 

WHY SHOULD YOU HELP US SUPPORT THE ORPHANAGE?

  • During the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2011, Management, General and Fund Raising Expenses were 5.46% of all expenses incurred and only 4.35% of total donations received in that fiscal year.  These percentages have increased this year over last year because:
    • A) Write off of some Endowment pledges ($3,025)
    • B) Increase in travel expense by $5,500 primarily because the Orphanage Director came to the US 3 times instead of once
    • C) Incurred audit fees of $4,800 whereas these were previously donated services
  • During the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2010, Management, General and Fund Raising Expenses were 3.78% of all expenses incurred and only 1.76% of total donations received in that fiscal year.
  • During the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2009, Management, General and Fund Raising Expenses were 1.2% of all expenses incurred and only 1.0% of total donations received in that fiscal year.
  • The above percentages are so small because volunteers, out of their own pockets, pay for some expenses and they volunteer their time.  For more detail, please see ourfinancial statementsReplica watches.
  • The Foundation has no paid staff.  All work is performed by volunteers, including the Board members and all corporate officers.
  • Director, teachers and staff at the orphanage are all Haitians paid by the orphanage so their salaries directly support the local economy.
  • Maison Fortuné Orphanage is one of the largest private employers in the region.
  • As of October 2011, the orphanage has a staff of 52 with a child:staff ratio of 5:1.
  • Over 150 poor day students from the local community come on campus each weekday for education.
  • The Orphanage does not encourage foreign adoption; their aim is to help provide educated leaders for Haiti.

For all your financial, material and spiritual support of the children at Maison Fortuné Orphange, WE THANK YOU.