By Katie Thom, HFH board member and member of the March team: I have mentioned in years past that one of my favorite moments on these adventures is on Friday evening when we arrive in Terre Blanche. The journey has been long and we are exhausted and relieved to have our travel complete, surrounded by […]Read more
The new cafeteria at the school in Terre Blanche is on its way to completion. Thank you to everyone who has generously donated to this project. The nearly 1,000 students outgrew the current cafeteria years ago. The new building will provide more space for students and a larger and more comfortable work space for the […]Read more
Libonet was sitting on the bench in the hallway of the annex at the Clinic of Hope. Next to him sat a volunteer and a patient who had been seen by the visiting eye surgeon. Libonet was using the English he learned at the school in Terre Blanche to translate instructions from the volunteer to […]Read more
Written by Dr. Laura Kuipers, HFH volunteer: Education is the name of the game in western medicine. We educate our patients on their treatment options and medication side effects. We require ongoing “continuing education” to maintain licensure for health care professionals and have board testing to make sure that providers are practicing in the most […]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 sharing 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