Education Program               
                          
 Images of the children we support
Over 50% percent of Haiti's population is school age yet over half the population is illiterate. Many children cannot afford the
costs of education in Haiti because the average family makes less than $1 a day.  The government does not provide
adequate funding for public schools and most families cannot afford the costs of private education, which can be as little as
$20 a year. Hope for Haiti assists families who do not have the means to educate their children. We believe the best way to
help fight poverty is to help the poor help themselves through educational opportunities. Through education all things are
possible.  Currently Hope for Haiti supports over 300 children with their education.  
Hope for Haiti has established  
extensive networks of local Haitian
schools, school administrators,
teachers, churches, and committed
community members.  Currently Hope
for Haiti is working with the
communities of Ile-a-Vache.
I
le-a-Vache lies in the south western
area of Haiti and
is so isolated that the
community
receives little to no outside
aid from local and international aid
groups.  Hope for Haiti works hand in
hand with the local networks to identify
families who do not have the financial
means to educate their children. Once
these children are identified we directly
pay the costs of tuition, books and
uniforms.  Once a child receives an
education it opens up the door for
many more opportunities throughout
their lifetime.  If you would like to
sponsor a child please make a
donation to Hope for Haiti.  Hope for
Haiti is a public charity (IRS Code
501(c)(3)), all donations are tax
deductible.
Hope for Haiti develops and supports self-sufficient agriculture
projects.  Our projects train local farmers to produce more food
while conserving their environment. These sustainable projects
provide families with food and income, and can be started with as
little as $100.  

Hope for Haiti agriculture projects:

  • Farming
  • Soil conservation and composting
  • Fishing
  • Chicken farms
  • Moringa plant cultivation and vitamin processing

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Sails for Sustenance is
working with the volunteers
of Hope for Haiti to provide
sails for the local fishermen
of Ile-a-Vache.  The
community relies heavily on
fishing as a source of food
and income.  Sails for
Sustenance is a Miami-based
Hope for Haiti
P.O. Box 496
Westminster, MD 21158
E-mail Hope for Haiti
Current Projects
Hope for Haiti,  P.O. Box 496,  Westminster, MD 21158-0496   Telephone:  (410)-635-4348    e-mail:  admin@hope-for-haiti.org
Hope for Haiti
Agriculture Program

Haiti is an agricultural based economy yet it is unable to produce enough food to feed it's own population.  
organization dedicated to collecting used and
unwanted sails from the South Florida sailing
community and distributing them to fishermen
on the Southwestern Peninsula of Haiti.
Hope for Haiti manages 15 acres of land used for demonstrative agriculture projects.  The projects provide training, seeds and
supplies to local farmers.  The land is also used as a cooperative farm to produce food and generate income for area residents.
Health Initiatives

In light of the cholera outbreak HFH has provided much needed health-related infrastructure to
communities in IAV.  As an ongoing project we have installed rain water collection systems and
communal composting latrines on the island.  I
n 2011 Hope for Haiti provided a water filter to
every household in the village of Grand Sable. The water filters provide clean safe drinking
water to over 100 families. The filters are easy to use, maintain, and will last for over five years.   
 
Grand Sable Preschool and Elementary School.

Hope for Haiti has been working with the administration of Ecole du St. Espirit de Grande Sable since 2006. At that time the
small school in Grand-Sable, Ile-a-Vache provided preschool through second grade classes for 35 children whose families
did not have the means to pay the costs associated with private or public education.  Because there are no other schools in
Grand Sable most children had to walk up to three hours a day to schools in other villages.  Many of these children had poor
attendance because they could make it to school on days when the weather was bad and they were unable to cross one of
the many waterways on the island. Ecole du St. Espirit de Grande Sable was a one room school with a dirt floor, palm frond
walls and a tin roof destroyed during the 2007 hurricane season.  In 2009 Hope for Haiti built a five classroom school for the
community of Grand Sable.  The new Ecole du St. Espirit provided free education to 150 impoverished children.  In 2011 five
additional classrooms, a cafeteria, library, and administrative offices were built.  The school currently enrolls 300 students
annually and employees 13 full time personnel.