The Legacy of Lafanmi Selavi

Street Children in Haiti - part I, 1997-2000

Lafanmi Selavi (The Family is Life) was a home created for street children by Jean-Bertrand Aristide in 1986 when he was still a parish priest. Hundreds of children found their way to Lafanmi Selavi – some were orphans or abandoned, others had been abused, many families could not afford to take care of their kids, and many were restaveks or child slaves.