Reggaeton artists Wisin & Yandel recently traveled to Haiti to continue their support of St. Joseph’s orphanage in Port Au Prince, which was destroyed by the devastating quake last year. The duo donated $100,000 towards the restoration of the seven-story building, which once housed Haiti’s abandoned children. It has taken a year to clean the ground since there is such limited access to machinery to remove the debris. The cleaning of the grounds and the purchase of the new building is all part of Wisin & Yandel’s heart felt contribution.
Wisin told Puerto Rican newspaper Primera Hora, “Many people say that Haiti is poor, but it’s not the same thing to say it that it is to live it. So I encourage people who financially can help to give here. If half of the rich people of Puerto Rico came to Haiti, it would make a big change.”
During a five-hour visit to the Haitian orphans, the group performed some of their received plenty of hugs and thanks in return. “This trip has been a great learning experience for us. We have it all and sometimes we complain about silly things, this really changes your life,” said Yandel.