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Children lay on a worn mattress placed on the floor of the U.S.-based Church of Bible Understanding orphanage in Kenscoff, Haiti. The orphanage is run by a Christian missionary group funded by the Olde Good Things antique store on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. While many other orphanages also have failed the Caribbean country’s new national standards, and conditions are far worse in some, the group’s three-story building on the hilly outskirts of Port-au-Prince stands out because it’s run by an organization with such an unusual, and successful fundraising operation. The failure to meet the standards would seem to contradict their financial position.