The Legacy of Lafanmi Selavi

Street Children in Haiti - part II, 2000-2008

After the closure, many children no longer had the opportunity to go to school, a place to sleep, food and clothing, sports, music, art, or a family that their former home provided. Street life is harsh, miserable, and dangerous for children in Haiti, and many of the children dreaded going back to it. After acclimating to a life of school, schedules, and safety, they didn’t want to remember how they had to behave to survive out on the streets.