Infrastructure

In many Haitian communities, there are huge demands for school and community infrastructure improvement projects. Hope for Haiti believes that better infrastructure drives economic growth. During the past 5 years, Hope for Haiti is proud to have helped address many of these issues in several of our partner communities. Along with the support of local and international partners and donors, Hope for Haiti has been able to engage construction experts to provide children and their families with efficient, safe and beautiful spaces to live, work, learn and play.

Did you know?

  • Only 12.5% of Haiti’s population has access to regular electricity.
  • Only 10.6% of Haiti’s population are internet users.
  • Over 60% of the population has cell phones.
  • Less than 20% of Haiti’s roads are paved.
  • In impoverished, rural communities in Haiti, over 30% of houses have dirt floors.
  • Less than 2% of Haiti’s forests remain due to severe deforestation.
Make an impact – Every dollar counts!
$1 – 7 cell phones fully charged
$5 – Transport to a medical facility from a rural area
$25 – Computer training to entrepreneurs
$100 – Buy an energy efficient cook stove for a school’s lunch program

Meet Vertulien and Augustine

“It’s like the school was built for me and my son.” When Vertulien returned to the town he grew up in, Hope for Haiti had newly identified the community as a partner site, and he was pleasantly surprised to see that a school was being built. Growing up the son of two farmers, Vertulien left the area after only a few years of schooling to find better education opportunities in Port-au-Prince. Vertulien’s first child, Augustine, was born in 2000, right before the construction of the new school in 2001. Vertulien remembers the construction of the school from “the first brick laid to the solar panels being installed.”

Vertulien’s son, Augustine, 14 years old, will be starting 9th grade next year. Augustine’s school benefits from Hope for Haiti’s sustainable programming, including support for teachers and educational materials. Vertulien also volunteers with Hope for Haiti as a Community Health Worker. Vertulien receives training on disease prevention, which he shares with community members as well as his son’s classmates.

“We had the opportunity to return

to Haiti in 2013 to see first-hand the
difference our support has made. The
transformation is apparent not only in the
surroundings, but also on the faces of
every member of the community. There is
a sense of renewed hope and joy that is
truly inspirational.”

- The Bob & Renee Parsons
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