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PROMETHEE HUMANITAIRE: 19 YEARS OF HISTORY

1997

It all began with Claire Falisse and Clotilde Heusse’s trip to Vietnam. Other than the breathtaking landscape, and the friendly natives what especially stood out to the two travelers was the extreme poverty in which so many children on the streets were living. Seeing this, the two women decided to visit a center for street children. Unfortunately, they found it in a catastrophic state. The children were sleeping three to a bed and rainwater leaked through the roof into the dormitory. Upon returning to France, Falisse and Heusse decided to raise funds to build a sturdy facility, and committed themselves to establishing Prométhée Humanitaire.

1998

Sponsors responded favorably, and the funds they collected allowed them to construct an orphanage in the suburbs of Ho Chi Minh that offered better conditions for the children who were to be welcomed there.

1999

The association, headed by Claire Falisse, was officially recognized as a charity organization by the Paris Prefecture.

2000

Prométhée Humanitaire began working in Dakar, Senegal and supported two associations working to aid children living on the streets and established a free medical center.

2002

Prométhée Humanitaire worked in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam to buy and fund a shelter. The management of the shelter was then delegated to the association “Thao Dan”.

2004

The organization continued its work in Dakar in order to buy and fund a center for young boys, managed by the association “SPER”.

2005

Prométhée Humanitaire began working in Jacmel, Haiti in order to open a center for young boys managed by the organization “Kroma”. Our organization was awarded the Prix du Juste d’or de l’humanitaire.

2006

In Mahajanga, Madagascar Prométhée Humanitaire established the city’s first center for street children which is now managed by “Zovan’ny tsaiky”.

2007

In Madagascar, our organization established a center that fights for children’s rights, and particularly for those of young girls (CDE). It has since been functioning autonomously.

2011

We raised funds in order to rehouse those affected most by the earthquake in Haiti and constructed a larger orphanage.

2015

We built a facility to care for young adults in Haiti.

2016

We raised funds in order to construct a new center in Senegal, and bought 2000 square meters
of land in Casamance.