Zanmi Beni is operated by Partners In Health
and its sister organization Zanmi Lasante,
along with Operation Blessing International
After the devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010, Haiti was left in ruins, inflicting unimaginable suffering on the Haitian people. Among the wreckage was an untold number of children left abandoned or orphaned. Many of these children were either too young or physically and/or mentally handicapped, and incapable of helping themselves.
In response to the immediate and critical need these children faced, Zanmi Beni was created. Located on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, it is home to more than fifty children left homeless and displaced after the earthquake. Here these children are provided with a permanent home, all nutritional and medical needs, as well as ongoing emotional, educational and psychosocial support.
Zanmi Beni means "blessed friend" in Creole. The center is committed to "doing whatever it takes" to provide these children a loving environment where they will flourish and grow to have safe and happy lives.