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Orphans International Worldwide Haiti Near Jacmel to Grow After Earthquake
Date:1/27/2010

NEW YORK, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Haiti is the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere.  It has practically nothing.  Although the U.N. and other international relief agencies are there, they are mostly stationed where the quake hit the hardest.

Orphans International Worldwide Haiti in Cyvadier (www.oiww.org), located just outside Jacmel in the Southern Province, survived the earthquake unscathed.  An upcoming benefit in New York City will allow the project to grow.

Currently, the boys stay in the Peter Yarrow Room and the girls in the Doreen Nurse Room.  Plans are for a community center to implement a family care model.

Jacques Africot is the Orphans International Worldwide director in Cyvadier.  Jacques trained with Orphans International Worldwide founder Jim Luce in Indonesia following the Tsunami.

Peter Yarrow, of Peter, Paul and Mary, was an early -- and remains a strong -- supporter.  Peter sits on the Global Advisory Board of Orphans International Worldwide, along with H.S.H. Prince Albert of Monaco.

Orphans International Worldwide Haiti has received a pledge from the Monaco Red Cross to assist Orphans International Worldwide roll out its Family Care model in Cyvadier.

Orphans International Worldwide Haiti will have a major benefit at New York City's historic

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