Hope for Haitians
Since 2001, Hope for Haitians has worked to bring clean water, food, housing, education and medical services to Haiti, home to more than nine million people and considered to be the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.
While helping to meet the basic needs of Haitians for housing and clean water, Hope for Haitians also creates sustainable solutions for continued self-sufficiency and provides education programs to prepare the next generation. Since the organization started, the group has established:
• Clean water sources for more than 270,000 people
• 350 homes for families formerly living in a swamp
• Tilapia ponds for a sustainable source of nutritious protein
• Livestock program as an income and food source
• Re-forestation projects
Through the generous donations of so many people, Hope for Haitians has already created four villages. The first in Cotes-de-Fer, the second “Rockford Friendship Village” in Prolonge, Cap Haitien, the third “Hope Friendship Village” in Chastenoye, Cap Haitian, and the fourth “Faith Friendship Village” in Mazere, Cap Haitien. 2012 begins our campaign to create our fifth village in Haiti. These villages, built in partnership with Food for the Poor, have built more than a place to call home – they have planted the seeds for a new life of security and dignity.
The map below identifies the locations of some recent projects.