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.” 

Mrs. Soinette Gurville being examined at a Hope for Haiti Mobile Clinic on 6/8/18

Patients are also sometimes greeted with happy news when attending a Mobile Clinic – Mrs. Paula Ketna came to the June 8 Mobile Clinic because her daughter was sick with a cough and fever. While there, she was able to have a check-up of her own, which revealed that her lack of energy and nausea was due to a new baby on the way. After being prescribed prenatal vitamins, she expressed her gratitude to the staff: “Thank you, thank you so much for coming to serve our community today.”

Take a moment to reflect on when you last visited a doctor. Most of us visit a doctor at least once a year. Could you consider donating the cost of your copay to give someone in rural Haiti the opportunity to visit a doctor for the very first time?

With a donation of just $50, we will feature your name on a plaque as a sponsor of the next Mobile Clinic in our Summer Series and will send you a picture of the clinic in action.


Update: thank you VIA Information Tools, Inc. for sponsoring the next Mobile Clinic!



Sak Pase: Haiti Happenings

We’re excited to welcome Marcell Dareus from the Jacksonville Jaguars back to Haiti this week and to partner with him for a second year for the new Marcell Dareus School Wing at Christ-Roi Primary School in Cammy. Follow along on social media as #MarcellHopesforHaiti and read the full press release here.
Thank you to the group who attended our visit to Once On This Island on Broadway and sponsored the June 8 Mobile Clinic!

New Program: Leadership 360

We are excited to announce Leadership 360, a two-year leadership and development program designed for emerging changemakers in South Florida. Featuring exclusive learning and networking opportunities, Leadership 360 culminates in a service trip to Haiti. We invite all young professionals interested in non-profit work, international development, and sustainability to learn more and apply on our website here.

Save the Date! Upcoming Events

Naples, FL
Tickets are now available for “Hops for Haiti” – the 8th Annual Hope for Haiti Pub Crawl that will take place on August 4, 2018. Jump on board as we take a trolley tour of popular SWFL locations. Click here to purchase tickets. For sponsorship opportunities, email taylor@hopeforhaiti.com.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. For sponsorship opportunities, email sarah@hopeforhaiti.com. Tickets can be purchased online here.