The Haiti Foundation of Hope board members and friends returned from eight days in Terre Blanche. Since HFH’s inception in 2005, there have been many changes in this remote area. In recent years the activities here have focused on four major areas:
- Permanent medical facility (Clinic of Hope), staffed entirely by Haitian personnel
- Community health program, designed to improve the health of six surrounding villages
- Educational program for approximately 1,000 students beginning with pre-kindergarten and continuing through grade 12
- Women’s trade school
- Revitalized micro-loan program to encourage self-sufficiency
The HFH board determined it was time for all members to be up to speed with the current activities in each program in Terre Blanche as we plan for the future. To assist the board in this endeavor, three guests were invited to join the board with expertise in agriculture, business and fundraising. Time was taken to listen as well as to ask questions of our Haitian partners and then pray together. Much was learned and encouragement was shared both ways.
Snapshots of what we did:
With all this new information, the work of planning for the future begins. Thank you for your support during this exciting and rewarding time!
Linda and Joe Markee, October 2013 team members