Provide Care for Trafficked and Displaced Children
Dagbé works with local caregivers to provide critical community based services to support children displaced by extreme poverty, including victims of child trafficking. Your donation will provide one month of care to restore stability and promote a child’s continued development, including secure housing, food, healthcare, and emotional support from local caregivers.
With an economy heavily dependent on subsistence farming, the Collines region of central Benin has many children that suffer due to extreme poverty, leaving school at an early age to work and support their families. Furthermore, the region’s remote location and weak infrastructure have made the area a haven for child trafficking while also limiting the community's ability to receive outside assistance. These conditions often leave children in vulnerable positions, cut off from access to education, health care, and basic social support structures. In the region, Dagbé’s sister organization, the Centre d’Accueil et d’Ecoute des Enfants en Situation Difficile (CAEES), which translates to Center for Children in Difficult Situations, operates the only community-based center of its kind, providing food, shelter, clothing, healthcare, and emotional support.
Partner since August, 2012
Dagbé is a non-profit organization established in Boston, Massachusetts with the goal of aiding children displaced by extreme poverty in Benin, West Africa. Dagbé works with local care providers to restore social stability and provide for basic needs of at-risk children, including housing, food, access to education, and healthcare. Beneficiaries of Dagbé’s funds include orphans, victims of child trafficking, physical and sexual abuse, and destitute poverty, as identified by local authorities. Dagbé’s vision is to empower local care providers to support at-risk children in their own community, and foster an environment to allow them to develop into healthy, educated, and productive members of society.