Grangou began its story in 2007 when our co-founders Mike and Carrie Gibson took their first trip to Haiti due to an international adoption. Upon arrival in the country, they both knew that God was calling them beyond their planned adoption and to a bigger commitment to Haiti. It was the countless abandoned children on the streets of busy Port au Prince that tugged at their hearts and had them wondering how to help.
Not knowing where things would lead, they officially began Grangou in July 2008 and prayed that God would direct this calling. In April 2009, they were introduced to a group of children living on the streets and they began building relationships. They consistently visited the kids, brought supplies and delivered food every month for many months. In January 2010, an earthquake devastated Haiti. Not one of the kids was harmed! In the end, the earthquake allowed Grangou to receive funding to open a home in July 2010.
Today Grangou operates Travay Bondye Home for abandoned and at-risk children, runs a teens in transition (TNT) program, participates in community and street outreach and offers mission trips.