Morgan Weinberg was not able to connect to our zoom meeting.  She sent a copy of her presentation to the club prior to the meeting and Brenda shared the presentation with the club.
Little Footprints Big Steps (LFBS) was founded by Morgan in 2011 with a mission to reduce family separations caused by child trafficking.  One in four children in Haiti do not live with their family due to child trafficking.
There are four reasons for child trafficking:
Fraudulent orphanages.  For profit orphanages house 32,000 children and are designed to elicit international funds.  Yet less than 5% maintain minimum standards and only 15% are register officially.  Of the children in orphanages 80% have a living parent.
Child Slavery. Low income families give their child to wealthier families to do chores and other work.  Estimates of as many as 300,000 children are caught in this situation.
Street children.  These children are vulnerable to gangs and other abuse.
Emergencies such as earthquakes.
LFBS has several needs.
Rescuing 520 Children from trafficking
Access to a truck to provide supplies and urgent support.
Rebuilding by providing 200 micro loans for families to escape poverty
Children’s nursing
Education access for children