Education: Seeds of Hope for Haiti believes that education is an integral part of Haiti’s long-term sustainability and ability to prosper. We provide support to the school of Our Lady of Seven Sorrows in Grand Boulage including salary subsidies for the primary and secondary school teachers, empowering them to educate over 420 students. In addition, we disbursed over $10,000 annually for the purchase of educational materials, books, and classroom supplies.
Healthcare: Access to primary medical care and clean water is a vital part of our mission in Grand Boulage. Partnering with Medical Aid to Haiti (MATH), we’ve established a mobile clinic which visits the village on a weekly basis. To date we’ve provided primary care consultations to over 2,000 individuals. UPDATE!!! We have just announced a three year project to phase in a permanent, fixed clinic in an already existing building in Grand Boulage! Partnering with Medicines for Humanity, Food for the Poor, and the Ministry of Health, we are excited to begin providing more consistent access to healthcare for the region.
Food: In addition to medical care, food is a critical need in Haiti. Having enough food is a struggle for many people. We initiated a canteen, offering school lunches to the children of the village serving 420 plus hot meals per day which for many is their only hot meal of the day. In addition to the canteen, we’ve also supported the annual Easter youth educational retreat and Feast day celebrations.
Emergency Relief: We provided emergency relief aid immediately after Hurricane Matthew in October 2016 to purchase seeds for farmers who had lost crops and livestock, and helped repair homes, roads and other badly damaged infrastructure.
Prayer Partners Through the connecting of prayer partners, the people of faith in Southbury, Connecticut are nurturing solidarity with people of faith in Grand Boulage, Haiti. These partnerships are forging personal relationships through the exchange of correspondence and photographs.
Sewing Program Through the generosity of a private donor, we were able to purchase sewing machines to launch a vocational sewing program; resulting in all new school uniforms being sewn by the villagers enrolled in the program.
Seeds of Hope for Haiti, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization