Danita's Children is a non-profit organization with the intent of rescuing and caring for orphaned children, meeting their needs spiritually, physically, academically, emotionally. Founded by Danita Estrella in January 1999, the organization began with a small house and fourteen children in Ouanaminthe, Haiti. Currently Danita's Children 100 orphans living in two homes. A school provides an education to 500 children and 18,000 meals are fed each month through the feeding program. A church and congregation of 500 Haitians provides a place of spiritual hope and a medical center for children and new orphan-care homes are currently under construction.
Currently, according to UNICEF and the US Agency for International Development, there are 149 Million orphans globally. Every day 5,760 more children become orphans. There are 300,000 child slaves in Haiti and an additional 404,000 to 460,000 orphans. The median age in Haiti is 18 years, meaning that 50% of the population is children, and roughly 8% of those children are without parents. Danita's Children exists to answer the need for orphan rescue and care in Haiti and around the world.
Danita's Children is a non‐profit 501(C)3 organization with its headquarters located in Orlando, Florida. The organization is governed by a Board of Directors, and is managed by a CEO, U.S. Director and Advisory Board. In Haiti the Founder, Field Director and an 80‐member staff carry out day-to-day program activities.