We had a party last week in Terre Blanche to celebrate 10 years of working together as Haiti Foundation of Hope. After a day of seeing patients, we took down the exam tables and set up a cake table. We – Haitians who have faithfully been part of our teams year after year and American [...]Read more
By Carrie Petersen, team member just returned home from Haiti: The plan was to blog my way through a week of volunteering in Haiti. But life in Haiti requires flexibility, and this past week, that meant living without the internet. I was able to post one update before the internet came to a grinding halt. [...]Read more
By Carrie Petersen, team member currently in Haiti: The first 48 hours in Haiti: I’ve been to Terre Blanche more than half a dozen times. But I can’t remember the last time I saw so much dust. Terre Blanche, the name of the village where we’ll be working this week, translates to “white earth.” Everything [...]Read more
It’s been 10 years since Haiti Foundation of Hope officially got its start. Many of its board members and volunteers have been working in Haiti for more than 30 years but we’re excited to celebrate this 10-year milestone in bringing hope to thousands of people in Haiti. Read more.
A FEW RECENT HIGHLIGHTS
EDUCATION – The first Terre Blanche student has completed the Baccalaureate I examination. The 6th and 9th grade students are passing the National Examination at a high rate. The secondary school building was completed. Eleven more women are ready to graduate from the women’s trade school.
CLINIC – The Haitian Ministry of Health has placed seven health professionals at the Clinic of Hope to assist with detection and treatment of HIV. The new nurse midwife is making great improvements in prenatal and maternal care. A 4th medical conference has allowed collaboration with other Haitian medical professionals in northern Haiti.
COMMUNITY HEALTH – Community health workers are excited about the knowledge they have received and are able to share related to HIV, pneumonia and tuberculosis.
MICRO-LOANS – A new cycle of training has begun for micro-loans and opportunities are being explored to integrate agriculture into the micro-loan program.
COMMUNITY – The Terre Blanche Free Methodist Church continues to grow. The first solar “streetlight” has been installed and enables students to study after dark.
GIFT CATALOG – Join us in sharing hope by viewing our online Gift Catalog and purchasing items such as food or making a contribution to support individuals such as students, teachers and clinic staff. You can purchase gifts in honor of a friend or family member or give a gift in memory of someone. You can also download a printed Gift Catalog and Order Form.
Thank you for all you are doing to help the people of Haiti.
All of us at Haiti Foundation of Hope