How does one person have an everlasting impact on one of the poorest countries in the world, Haiti? That is a question for HaitiChildren’s Founder, Susie Krabacher. Founded in 1994, Susie has changed the landscape for orphaned children in Haiti by providing a foundation to help the weak be strong, the sick be heard, and the abandoned find homes. Susie herself, coming from a home of abuse, has overcome her own struggles and has created a safe, loving home that promotes growth and well-being for her 118 children, who otherwise would have been at the mercy of Haitian streets.
Since HaitiChildren’s inception, it has given life and a future to the thousands of the world’s poorest, the forgotten children of Haiti. During HaitiChildren’s 27 years, Susie has raised over $40 million, all of which has gone directly to Haiti’s most vulnerable. A dedicated humanitarian does not even scratch the surface of all that Susie has brought to the lives of her Haitian children. Having built a 100,000 square feet of infrastructure right after the most devastating hurricane Haiti has seen, to saving lives of children, to supplying shelter, to providing medical care to children who would have perished without it, to creating an education system for the orphans, to developing an ecofriendly sustainable farming model, there truly is no obstacle that Susie cannot establish a solution for.
Susie’s highly effective communication style that engenders love, trust and accountability, allows for seamless transitions from engaging Haiti’s poorest people to the country’s Government and private sector leaders.
Susie Krabacher is a dedicated humanitarian whose work with saving, feeding, and educating the poorest of the poor has been featured in People Magazine, Marie Claire, Redbook Magazine, Stern Magazine, More Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, the Denver Post, the Canadian Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, the LA Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Miami Herald, the New York Times and many other major publications. Susie’s work has been broadcast on Good Morning America, Inside Edition, the Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, ABC, NBC, Fox TV, C-SPAN and CBS. The driving force behind the incredible work of HaitiChildren, Susie is a relentless advocate for the children.
Her deep rooted passion has also allotted her numerous prestigious awards around the world including:
International Humanitarian Award” – 2000, The National Association for the Advancement of Haitians in Washington D.C., Humanitarian Rose Award- 2004, The People’s Princess Diana Charitable Foundation Kensington Palace, London World of Children Humanitarian Award – 2006, World of Children, “Gift of Life Award” – Rotary International, Hall of Fame Award – 2001, Miami Children’s Hospital, “Citizen Cool Award,” Ben & Jerry’s Corporation, National Achievement Award” – E-Town Radio, Great Motivation Secrets of Great Leaders by John Baldoni, McGraw Hill, 2005, The Humanitarian Leader in Each of Us: 7 Choices That Shape a Socially Responsible Life, Lafasto and Larson, Sage, 2011, Corporate Livewire Innovation and Excellence Award for “Best in Non-Profit Childcare” 2017.
Truly led from the heart, HaitiChildren (formerly Mercy & Sharing) is one of the most successful and longest serving NGOs in the history of Haiti under the leadership of Susie Krabacher