PROMETHEE HUMANITAIRE: 19 YEARS OF HISTORY
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.
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.
The association, headed by Claire Falisse, was officially recognized as a charity organization by the Paris Prefecture.
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.
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”.
The organization continued its work in Dakar in order to buy and fund a center for young boys, managed by the association “SPER”.
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.
In Mahajanga, Madagascar Prométhée Humanitaire established the city’s first center for street children which is now managed by “Zovan’ny tsaiky”.
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.
We raised funds in order to rehouse those affected most by the earthquake in Haiti and constructed a larger orphanage.
We built a facility to care for young adults in Haiti.
We raised funds in order to construct a new center in Senegal, and bought 2000 square meters
of land in Casamance.