Three Things We’ve Learned by Helping Thousands of Families Access Clean Drinking Water in Haiti

Through our blog, we’re bringing you stories from the field that amplify the voices of our Haitian staff members and highlight the work they’re able accomplish on the ground with your support. Below are the reflections of Stanley Liste, our Infrastructure Program Coordinator. Dear Friends of Hope for Haiti:  Through Hope for Haiti’s Infrastructure Program, I distribute Sawyer Water Water […]

Hope for Haiti Responds to Drought

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Jennifer Lang, Director of Program Communications It has been a severe dry season in rural Haiti, where Hope for Haiti partners with two communities as models of holistic development. In an area where 60 percent of households live in extreme poverty, small-scale agriculture is the largest form of work. “We have been waiting for the […]

Rural site visit highlights importance of Public Health

Jennifer Lang, Director of Program Communications Hope for Haiti first launched our Public Health Program three and a half years ago as an initiative to connect our long-term education and healthcare initiatives. Many of rural Haiti’s schoolchildren have no access to traditional healthcare facilities and so are particularly susceptible to diseases like cholera, malaria, and […]

Fire Destroys Community; Hope for Haiti Helps to Rebuild

Jennifer Lang, Director of Program Communications – February 3 2014 In January 2014, Hope for Haiti received an urgent call from our partner.  Sister Flora Blanchette manages the only healthcare facility on Ile a Vache, a small island about 45 minutes by boat from Hope for Haiti’s Les Cayes offices.  An islet near the facility […]

Four Years Post Quake, a School Rebuilds

Jennifer Lang, Director of Program Communications The picturesque views from Haiti’s St. Francois de Sales school also carry the heavy weight of destruction from four years ago; located high above the capital city of Port au Prince, the community of Riviere Froide was hit immensely hard by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake. The entire school building […]

Congratulations to Dr. Elmide Nazaire for winning a REAL Award!

Jennifer Lang, Director of Program Communications The REAL Awards, created by Save the Children in partnership with the Frontline Health Workers Coalition, is a first-of-its-kind global awards program designed to develop greater respect and appreciation for health workers and the lifesaving care they provide globally, as well as in the United States. The REAL Awards […]

Haiti, Demain Conference Connects Chicagoans Looking to Haiti’s Future

From the Field – Jennifer Lang, Director of Program Communications On Saturday, January 11th – one day before the four-year anniversary of the destructive earthquake which hit Port au Prince, Haiti – a diverse group of Chicagoans gathered to discuss Haiti’s road to the future. The “Haiti, Demain” conference (meaning “Haiti, tomorrow” in French), organized […]

Connect. Heal. Empower.

Hope for Haiti’s Education Program Officer, Pierre Francois, spotted two students in one of our partner schools sporting blue wristbands with the Hope for Haiti logo and tagline:  “Connect. Heal. Empower.”  Thank you very much to for this special donation! See what smiles they bring!  

Scholarships Help Build Capacity for Young Leaders

Jennifer Lang, Program Director – August 27, 2013 I was so pleased to represent Hope for Haiti at the returnees meeting for scholarship recipients from the USAID grant program, the Scholarships for Education and Economic Development Program (called SEED or SEMENCE, for short.) 24 Haitian students have successfully studied for two years at community colleges […]