On January 12, 2010, an earthquake hit Haiti with a magnitude of 7.0 killing an estimated 230,000 people, injuring 300,000 and leaving 1,000,000 homeless.   In the days that followed, many orphans and school children were brought to Maxeau Balthazar's yard in Port-au-Prince.  Maxeau had previously created a humanitarian services organization in Haiti and the people knew it was a safe place to go.  After a visit to Haiti in March 2010 to see the school and children, Cindy Goren created BUCOSEH, Inc., as a non-profit organization to support the orphanage and school.  It costs about $1,000.00 every month to keep the facility operating and meeting the needs of the children under its current conditions. 
The children receive two meals each day consisting of rice and beans.  Much of the food is from donations for the relief effort.  With more donations, we will be able to supplement what they are already receiving with additional purchased fresh food.

Orphans Accomodations
At present, the orphans are sleeping in Camp Perin, where they spent the summer in the southeast of Haiti.  The tents they were living in Port au Prince are not in good enough shape for them to continue living there.
These cement cinder blocks are the only seating available to the children in their open-air “classrooms”.  BUCOSEH hopes to raise enough money to provide proper chairs and desks for the school, as well as book, school supplies and uniforms.

The construction of temporary school rooms was halted because we rean out of funds, but we have hired local craftsmen to help the economy in Haiti.