What We Do

We invest in people, not projects, to help Christian leaders build a better Haiti. Future leaders with real life skills and education investing in their own future.

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Our Mission

In 2003, Wade McGuinn, who owns McGuinn Holdings, a construction management company in Lexington, South Carolina, embarked on a mission trip to Jeremie, Haiti and it was there he discovered his life’s calling.  In 2005, while in Jeremie, he was led to the home of a local Haitian, Jean Renal Alexander, who was caring for 8 abandoned children in his home when he was barely able to care for himself. When Wade returned home, he and his wife Janet were compelled to help. As such, Haiti Children Project was founded.  

Both McGuinns currently serve on Haiti Children Project’s Board, speak to groups throughout the country and lead many discovery trips to Haiti throughout the year for potential donors. The McGuinns believe that Haiti Children Project’s Next Generation Program is their calling in life and they continue to work tirelessly to ensure that Haiti Children Project is fully endowed for years to come.

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The Future

The future is bright for the children helped by the Haiti Children Project – Next Generation Program. Haiti Children Project will continue to grow and expand as funding allows. We are making a real difference in the lives of children and young people by assisting them out of poverty through education. A list of needs and future plans include:

  • We are committed to the education of the children. Funds are needed to pay tuition and fees for elementary and secondary school.
  • Haiti Children Project has established the Next Generation Haiti program to assist graduating children with obtaining a higher education. Donations are needed to fund the program.
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Where they Are Today

Our graduates are making a difference in Haiti through many initiatives.

Thanks to our many donors and we can say that there is a bright future for Haiti Children Project. We have embarked on our newest partnership with Jeremie Rising, the Petit Foyer Childrens Home.

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Our Partners

Friends for Health in Haiti

The mission of Friends for Health in Haiti is to improve the health of the people of Haiti in a caring, compassionate manner, as a reflection of Christian faith. We’re happy to partner with them to change the culture of Haiti through agendas like the goat program.

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The Advance

The Advance network is endowed by the United Methodist Church whose purpose is to advance hope in Christ’s name. We’re happy to be one of the many Global Ministries supported by The Advance.

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S.E.A. Place

S.E.A. Place’s mission is to empower those in need in our community through Support, Education and Advisement programs.

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City Lights Ministry

​City Lights Ministry is focused on

being a full circle of support for a child faced

with many challenges.

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Meet Our Team

Janet McGuinn

Secretary / Treasurer

As secretary/treasurer for Haiti Children Project, Janet is responsible for keeping up with sponsor contact, as well as various administrative and accounting duties. She took her first trip to Haiti in April 2007. Janet and Wade work as a team, with him leading groups to visit Haiti, and her taking care of the day-to-day details and contact with the students. This is Janet’s true calling to work with the students, to come alongside them to ensure their success as the next generation of Christian leaders in Haiti.

Wade McGuinn


In 2003, Wade McGuinn, who is the owner of McGuinn Homes, a construction management company in Lexington, South Carolina, embarked on a mission trip to Jeremie, Haiti with the United Methodist Volunteers in Mission. While on this trip, he discovered the biggest challenge of his life – the poverty was the worst he had ever witnessed. Wade had been on many overseas mission trips, to Cuba, Honduras, Vietnam, and Mexico but none of these trips compared to what he experienced in Haiti. This trip would start his life’s work, “to take care of the least of these”.

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