Our Partners

Partnered with Haiti Children and Mission Baptiste Jerusalem

Haiti Children

Susie Krabacher

Susie Krabacher became a partner of Feed the Hungry after appearing on The Harvest Show. She shared the stories of her work in Haiti with the mentally and physically handicapped children that are thrown away by their families.

Through the partnership, Susie and her ministry are able to care for the neediest children, building a bridge into the community to see these children as human despite their circumstances.

One of the places they work in is Cité Soleil, a slum run by various gangs. The ministry has spent a lot of time gaining the trust of the gangs in the city and are now protected by them.

The feeding program has allowed the ministry to build a bridge in the community. They are able to step in during crisis including frequent earthquakes, hurricanes, and medical emergencies. The program has also allowed the ministry to plant churches throughout the country.

One of the most impactful moments in the ministry program in Haiti was during the recent 2021 earthquake. Susie and her team were helping clean up and care for the survivors and had the privilege to meet an 80-year-old woman. Susie learned that the woman had lost all of her belongings and had no one to care for her. After getting to know her and gaining her trust, Susie was able to share the Word of God with the woman.

Uncertainties surrounding safety and the economy as well as political unrest, corruption, natural disasters, lack of respect of life, and extreme violence are the main things Susie and her ministry face.

About Haiti

Country Statistics

  • Population: 11,470,261 (2023 est.)
  • Below the Poverty Line: 58.5% (2019 est.)
  • Life Expectancy: 66.3 years (2023 est.)
  • Literacy Rate: 61.7% (2016)
  • Human Development Index: 163/191 (2022)
  • Global Climate Risk Index: 50 (2019)

About the Children

  • Under the Age of 14: 29.68% (2023)
  • Children under 5 Underweight: 9.5% (2016/2017)
  • Average Years of Schooling: 5.6 years (2020)

Causes of Death

  • AIDS, Hepatitis A and E, Typhoid Fever, Malaria, Dengue Fever.
  • Others include diarrhoeal diseases, and birth complications.

Floods, droughts, lack of sanitation, hurricanes, earthquakes, overpopulation, lack of clean water, and food insecurity all threaten the livelihood of Haiti’s people.

Human trafficking is a major issue as well. These people are subjected to forced labor in sex work, domestic service, and prostitution.

There are currently 17,000 displaced people due to violence among armed gangs. (2021)

Only 39% of people have access to electricity. (2019)

Cash, drug, and narcotic smuggling point.

Corruption in the government is a major issue.