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Help Girls Like Jeunise Beat the Odds in Haiti!

Spotlight on Education: Jeunise Guillaume

Jeunise Guillaume continues to defy enormous odds in Haiti, where the enrollment rate for primary school is 57%, and fewer than 30% of those students ever reach the sixth grade (UNICEF). According to the World Bank, more than 200,000 Haitian children are not in school as a result of long distances required to travel to the nearest school, a lack of quality-trained teachers, and the small but unaffordable cost of uniforms and school supplies. Read below to hear how Jeunise continues to beat the odds using her own intelligence, self-resilience, and just a little support from Hope for Haiti’s Education Program. This month, we are kick-starting our Jump Back to School Campaign by raising $10,000 to send students like Jeunise back to school with all the supplies needed for a successful year.  Read more


Your THOUGHTS and ACTIONS for Haiti

Dear Hope for Haiti Family,

Last Friday, the Haitian Government announced a 40%-50% increase in the price of fuel, which led to three days of civil unrest and widespread demonstrations throughout the country. Many people have reached out to us over the last few days with concern for the safety and security of our team in Haiti. Your concern and care mean a great deal to us, and I have shared these messages with our team.

We continue to monitor the situation very closely, and all of our 51 staff members in Haiti have been sheltering safely in place. Our hope is that the situation will calm down throughout the week, allowing our team to resume their daily lives and return to work.

Having worked in Haiti for the past 30 years, our organization understands the multitude of challenges that people face in Haiti on a daily basis. We’ve witnessed numerous man-made and natural disasters, and our stance will always be that the solution to these challenges rests in the hands of the Haitian people.

Hope for Haiti will continue to focus our efforts on supporting our Haitian staff members and partners who are instrumental in delivering programs designed to reduce poverty through investments in education, healthcare, water, infrastructure and economic opportunity.

Thank you for always supporting the people of Haiti with your THOUGHTS and your ACTIONS, and for helping make our work possible.

Kenbe Fem! (Hold Strong),

Skyler Badenoch
CEO, Hope for Haiti


June Spotlight: Healthcare is a Human Right

At Hope for Haiti, we believe healthcare is a human right. Driven by this belief, we run an Infirmary that provides access to health and dental care for 15,000 patients every year, we hire and train local Community Health Workers who provide health education and treatment for children, parents and grandparents, and we run mobile clinics in rural communities throughout southern Haiti. For many patients, a Hope for Haiti Mobile Clinic is their only way to access medical care, either due to the difficulty in traveling to a government hospital in a major city, or more often, due to the insurmountable costs of seeing a doctor. Mrs. Soinette Gurville, a new patient at the Mobile Clinic in St. Michel on June 8, concurs: “I’m so thankful for this mobile clinic because I feel much too sick to travel to the government hospital in Aquin.”  Read more


A Letter from our CEO: Let’s Get Transparent

Dear Hope for Haiti Family,

I want to thank you for your unwavering dedication to Hope for Haiti, and your belief in the value of our mission. This is especially important in the wake of numerous stories about NGO corruption, misuse of donor funds, and unethical behavior in Haiti by international development organizations. For the past 29 years, a strong code of ethics, organizational transparency, and fiscal and programmatic accountability have ALWAYS been major contributors to the foundation upon which we strive for impact. This foundation is what we believe sets Hope for Haiti apart, and our ethical standards will continue to drive the way we operate in Haiti as we look to celebrate our 30th Anniversary of working to improve the quality of life for the Haitian people, particularly children.

In our commitment to be the best possible stewards of your financial and volunteer support, here are just a few ways Hope for Haiti is leading by example.

1. Mandate Fiscal Transparency and Accountability:  Each year, Hope for Haiti is externally audited by our audit firm, CapinCrouse. The team from CapinCrouse conduct audits of our work in Haiti and in the United States, and we post access to our Audited Financial Statements and our annual IRS Tax Filings on our website where everyone can view them.


2. Produce an Annual Report to Highlight Key Program and Financial Metrics: Our annual report is our way to share the impact that YOU helped make with your support. The report includes data on our key programmatic impact areas, as well as an overview of the previous year’s financial strength.

3. Collaborate with Independent Charity Reviewing Agencies: We always welcome the review of our work by third party charity watchdog organizations like Charity Navigator, GuideStar, and Excellence in Giving.  Below are links to reviews of Hope for Haiti by each of these organizations.



4. Maintain Best Practices in Organizational Governance, Policies, and Operations: We are continuously assessing and improving upon our approach to organizational management and governance. Below are a few things that we feel have served our mission well over the last 29 years.

  • Retain a diverse and talented Board of Directors to guide organizational standards.
  • Officially register with the Haitian Government and comply with all Haitian labor laws.
  • Uphold an open-door policy and protection policies for whistleblowing.
  • Ensure that 90% of our team in Haiti are Haitian citizens.
  • Conduct staff-wide trainings on safeguarding children.

In the name of full transparency, you are always welcome to come with us to Haiti to monitor our programs in action, meet our dedicated staff, and see the impact that you help make first-hand. Our team works hard to improve each and every day, and we welcome any questions, suggestions, or insight that you may have.

Thank you for your trust and investment in Hope for Haiti.

Ever forward,

Skyler Badenoch

Save the Date! Upcoming Events

Naples, FL
“Hops for Haiti” – the 8th Annual Hope for Haiti Pub Crawl will take place on August 4, 2018. Jump on board as we take a trolley brewery tour of popular SWFL locations. Ticket and location information coming soon!Stamford, CT
Join us October 18, 2018 in Stamford, CT for our annual Harvesting Hope Celebration. This year, we will celebrate 30 years of creating hope and opportunity in Haiti.


Partner Events

San Diego, CA
Support our clean water efforts while enjoying a cocktail! Grant Grill at the US Grant Hotel in San Diego debuts their latest seasonal cocktail menu today, 4/11, and $1 from each cocktail will be donated to our Water Program. This event will run through the end of August.
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A Message About the Haiti WE Know – Letter from Skyler Badenoch, Hope for Haiti CEO

Dear Hope for Haiti Friends and Family,

January 12th is a poignant day in Haiti’s history, and in solidarity with the Haitian people, I want to recognize our AMAZING colleagues in Haiti who are the heart and soul of Hope for Haiti. Our team is comprised of talented and hard working doctors, nurses, educators, accountants, technicians, drivers, cooks, engineers, masons, and administrators. Their work improves the quality of life for more than 500,000 people annually, and they are what sets Hope for Haiti apart. Read more


December E-Gram: The Power of Hope in 2017

THANK YOU for an inspiring and impactful 2017! Your trust and support helped Hope for Haiti make a positive impact in the lives of more than 500,000 children, parents, and grandparents living in southern Haiti through investments in education, healthcare, infrastructure, water, and economy.

I want to thank our loyal volunteers, donors, partners and friends for sharing our audacious belief that despite the numerous challenges people face in Haiti, there is always a pathway to a better life. It’s because of YOU that our work is possible.

Here are some highlights of the impact of your support in 2017: Read more


Join the #GivingTuesday Movement!

This #GivingTuesday, we want to thank YOU for counting us among your valued causes. We know that you have a choice when it comes to charitable giving and the decisions are not easy. Hope for Haiti is proud to be recognized as a 4-star rated charity by Charity Navigator and as a participant at the Platinum Level through the GuideStar Exchange, two leading independent evaluators recognizing the organization’s transparency and careful stewardship of donor resources.

It is truly amazing how far a dollar can go to make a difference in Haiti. For example, just $6 plants a fruit tree seedling to nourish the soil and the body, and reforest Haiti. Thank you for being a part of this global movement that is transforming lives!


November E-Gram: The Power of a Meal

Manilia Beauvil has been the head cook at the Tete Source school lunch program since it was founded in 2012. Manilia is a proud mother of three who wakes up at 4:00 am every day to get her children ready to go to school, and she is determined to give them the best possible life. All of her children have attended Tete Source school, and Manilia doesn’t believe she would’ve been able to educate her children if the school had not been in the community. Read more