Our Work in Haiti
The Republic of Haiti shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic. It is the second largest island in the Caribbean.
Sources: United Nations Development Program’s 2011 Human Development Report; The World Bank’s 2011 World Development Indicators; United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization Country Profiles & the United States Library of Congress; Wikipedia.org
“You didn’t come to bring us food which lasts a day. You came to bring us education, which lasts a lifetime.” — Ganthier Mayor Ralph Laponte
Since Foundation for Peace started working in Haiti, our short-term mission teams have built (or are completing):
2 Water purification facilities
In 2006, FFP expanded its ministry into Haiti, beginning with a church, school and water system construction project in Anse-a-pitre. After the 2010 earthquake, FFP’s Dominican Republic staff immediately responded to the massive relief needs at a field hospital in Jimani.
This outreach led us over the border into the Ganthier province of eastern Haiti. There we worked in an IDP camp run by the American Refugee Committee (ARC), providing medical care, constructing a school and offering other relief assistance.
After observing our work in Fond Parisien, Ganthier’s Mayor approached FFP with an idea for a vocational/linguistics school that could serve the entire region—he even arranged for the donation of five acres of land for the project.
This educational complex in Ganthier—Complexe Educatif Men Nan Men—is FFP’s largest Haiti initiative to date. Hundreds of mission trip team members have partnered, and continue to partner, with FFP to make this vision a reality. In October 2012, we inaugurated the first phase of the school and it now educates more than 600 students who are learning English and Spanish.
Haiti Partner Communities
|ARC IDP camp (Camp Hope)|
|La Hatte Cotin|
KEY FOR PROJECTS
|MEDICAL OUTREACH includes nursing clinics, one-day medical clinics, home health visits, medical training, hearing assessment and disease prevention education.|
|MINISTRY OUTREACH includes worship, children’s ministries (e.g. vacation Bible school) and evangelism efforts.|
|COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT includes building latrines, gardens, houses, basketball courts and playgrounds, distributing food and clothing, and providing special assistance to individuals and families.