News & Updates

Project and fundraising updates to keep supporters and donors informed of our work.

Earthquake Aid Delivered

Earthquake Aid Delivered

Aid delivered 7 days after appeal beginsWhen the Earthquake hit Haiti on August 14, 2021, we knew we would respond and began to work with our contacts in Haiti to plan a rapid, effective response led by Haitians with deep roots in affected communities. This video is a...

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Our Plan for Earthquake Aid

Our Plan for Earthquake Aid

When the earthquake hit Haiti on August 14, We knew Hope for Haitians would respond, not in a panic, but with a clear plan that would make a meaningful difference. We immediately made it possible for people who were already contacting us to make a contribution toward...

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Community Center Hosts Mobile Clinic

Community Center Hosts Mobile Clinic

When Hope for Haitians builds a village we make sure it has a Community Center. It provides a location for many different village activities; church services, leadership training, family celebrations, medical clinics and more. In Love Friendship Village, located in...

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Bearing Witness to Hope

Bearing Witness to Hope

Since 2001, the Catholic faithful in the Rockford Diocese have been a pillar of support for the work of Hope for Haitians. Through Lenten appeals, craft sales after mass and participation in numerous other fundraisers, they raised funds needed to build multiple...

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Medical Help to Haiti – New Clinic Opens

Medical Help to Haiti – New Clinic Opens

New Medical Clinic Opens in Dumas with Help from Hope for HaitiansWe are happy to announce the opening of a new clinic to deliver medical care to the people of our Villages near Dumas, Haiti. Working with The Faith Project, Hope for Haitians enlisted Dr. Cleantus Jean...

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Handwashing Stations Established

Handwashing Stations Established

Working with funds from the emergency appeal, Hope for Haitians has been able to increase access to handwashing stations in half of the villages we built. This means thousands of people will have a better chance to protect themselves from the coronavirus by doing proper hand washing…..

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Giving Tuesday Now 2020 – Thank You!

Giving Tuesday Now 2020 – Thank You!

On May 5th, 2020, Giving Tuesday Now will roll across social media feeds and fill email boxes with messages from charities worldwide. An outgrowth of Giving Tuesday, a worldwide day of giving that comes in early December, Giving Tuesday Now is in response to the...

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Covid-19 Impact on Food Security in Haiti

Covid-19 Impact on Food Security in Haiti

Food Security in Haiti before Covid-19 For decades, food security has been a significant problem in Haiti. Malnutrition is responsible for about 60% of all deaths of Haitians under 18 years old. One fifth of all Haitian children and 67 in every 1,000 die before their...

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Haiti Status Update – Covid-19

Haiti Status Update – Covid-19

This ongoing report on Covid-19 will be regularly updated with information from our contacts in Haiti. As a developing nation with limited resources, a lack of proper sanitation, and dense living conditions, Haiti does not have the infrastructure to combat Covid -19. Using funds from our Emergency Appeal, Hope for Haitians is responding to needs of the people in the villages we built.

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5K Run for Education in Haiti

5K Run for Education in Haiti

Join the many runners and walkers in the 2020 Hope for Haitians 5K to support education in northern Haiti. On September 26th we will gather in Geneva at the government center right on the beautiful Fox River to enjoy a morning of fun, food, exercise and lots more....

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Stories of Hope

Wilna Estephat’s Story

Wilna Estephat – Pistere Wilna Estephat is a 36-year-old mother of five children living in the village of Pistere in Northern Haiti. The home her family lived in was described by one of her children in this way, “Our house was really deplorable. She was leaning, some...

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Siliane Saint Ilia’s Story

Siliane Saint Ilia - Dumas Siliane Saint Ilia is a resident of Dumas in northern Haiti where she lives with her four children ages 2-13. Prior to encountering Hope for Haitians, Silane was renting a home. The property, like many in the area, was in poor condition with...

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Rosena Paul’s Story

Rosena Paul – Dumas Rosena Paul is a 64-year-old widow with great responsibilities. As the mother of 6 children and grandmother of 4 grandchildren she is devoted to caring for family. Like many in her village of Dumas she and her family lived in inadequate and unsafe...

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Rose-Mirlande Augustin’s Story

Rose-Mirlande Augustin - Dumas At 25 Rose-Mirlande is the mother of two young girls, ages one and four. She and her family are residents of Dumas in northeast Haiti where 60% of families live in substandard housing. Despite living in accommodations that were insecure...

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Mikerline’s Story

Mikerline Compere – Viard Mikerline Compere is a married 32-year-old resident of Viard in Northern Haiti. She and her husband Renaud Lagguerre have five children, 2 boys and 3 girls. As anyone with a large family knows keeping track of 5 kids is a fulltime job. Some...

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Justine’s Story

Justine Telfort – Dumas Justine Telfort lives with her sister Rosenie in Dumas located in rural northern Haiti. These two single mothers are raising 5 children between them. The fathers of the children partially pay for tuition and provide food sometimes. Day to day,...

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