Hurricane Matthew has left Haiti but not without causing significant damage. The crops in Terre Blanche and the surrounding area were all destroyed due to heavy rain and winds.
Local crops and gardens are people’s food source and livelihoods in this region. Our local volunteers have distributed food to some of those in need but food will continue to be a struggle for a long time.
You can help by donating to Haiti Foundation of Hope with the money to be used where it’s needed the most during this difficult time or to a program of your choosing. All donations are tax-deductible and will be used to help people as the community moves forward.
The region of Haiti where we work is no stranger to weather destruction, both from flooding and drought. With reliance on individual gardens and crops along with limited income and employment, families often struggle to have enough food each day.
Haiti Foundation of Hope provides ongoing programs which address this basic need. We subsidize education for nearly 1,000 children and each student receives a healthy meal during the day. There is an ongoing food distribution program for families who are most in need. Other programs, such as the women’s trade school and micro-loans, help families generate income.
It has been a long week for those in Haiti. In anticipation of the hurricane hitting the country, Haitian medical staff stayed at the clinic last weekend to be available if needed. Volunteers made use of a 4-wheel drive vehicle to distribute food. And the school was kept open for anyone needing a safe place to wait out the storm.
The need in Haiti is great. Please consider donating to help the ongoing struggle. And, as always, keep Haiti in your thoughts and prayers.
All of us at Haiti Foundation of Hope