The Aussie Angel Healing Haiti One Child At A Time
Born and raised Cronulla native Alana Kaye leads For You Haiti, a local non-profit tackling poverty issues in Haiti.
As one of the very few non-profits working on Haiti's La Gonâve island, For You Haiti takes on challenges sometimes considered just too risky. Since the island of La Gonâve can only be reached by boat, the region is vir
tually untouched by foreign aid. Programs provided by For You Haiti are crucial in addressing the inherent issues faced by local children living in extreme poverty: hunger, education, medical care, and family support.
Amanda Jayne CelebrancyCeremonies for all occasions"The For You Haiti team go to such great lengths to make the impossible possible every day for our patients. I guess 'no' has never been an option for us!" - Alana Kaye, For You Haiti Founder
"From the very first moment I met Alana, I knew she was someone special that would go on to do great things in this world. She has the ability to fill people's hearts with love & joy from her abundance of pure kindness & gleaming spirit. She is truly a precious soul that will forever be our ray of sunshine!" said Rachel Carroll, former Marketing Manager at RedBull Energy and owner of Blush Pink Films.
Alana Kaye was moved to create For You Haiti after meeting numerous patients and their families in La Gonâve, Haiti in 2015, who needed life-changing surgeries to survive. Alana committed herself to helping these families both in Haiti and overseas.
During her first trip to this region, Alana quickly learned that 95% of patients are in homes with dirt floors, and lack basic necessities such as clean water to drink and bathe, and a bed. With the help of many amazing surgeons, health care workers, and extremely generous donors, For You Haiti has been able to serve over 2500 patients and provide over 500 crucial surgeries to date.
One of these children in need was a baby named Po born with a severe heart defect. For You Haiti immediately took action and contacted Haiti Cardiac Alliance along with Chain of Hope in London. The team worked around the clock to schedule Po's surgeries at the Children's Hospital in Barcelona, Spain with the world's top neonatal cardiologist. But the care didn't stop there. When the time came for Po to undergo his surgeries, Alana took the trip with him and his family to ensure they were all comfortable during his four open heart surgeries and recovery. "His precious life was saved during these months! And is now a healthy toddler in our school in Haiti!" says Alana Kaye as she reflects upon her relationship with the family. For You Haiti also has a school in Anse a Galets that has 425 students ages 3 to 11-years-old. Educational programs are crucial to the future of the island, as the ability to read and write brings power and independence to the local people. The organisation also has a nursing school, English school and an IT class for parents to learn skills at night.
This life-changing organisation relies solely upon the generosity of its donors. For You Haiti's Sponsor A Child program is $100 per month and goes directly towards supporting families with special needs children in la Gonave that have little to no annual income. This includes items such as wheelchairs, food, diapers, clean water, milk, bedding, and medical assistance on a monthly basis.
Those who are interested in making a difference in the lives of children and families in La Gonâve, charitable donations to the Sponsor A Child program can be made here and donations for the medical sponsorship program can be made here
Watch the impact you have made and help spread the mission, you can find For You Haiti online here or @foryouhaiti on Instagram and Facebook.
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