News & Updates

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

The villages were we work are in the process of transforming into vibrant communities. Join us on the journey as we walk with them on a road from desperate poverty to a new sense of hope.

30 Families Move into New Homes

30 Families Move into New Homes

Moving day for the families in Haiti we help, is different than here in the US. No moving van pulls up to move furniture and stacks of boxes. Most of our families have very few possessions and no furniture to speak of. With the help of their family and friends, they...

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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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Stories of Hope

Jacquelin’s Story

Jacquelin - Viard Jacquelin is a 50-year-old farmer in the community of Viard, Haiti. He, his wife, and their 5 children live in a home built by Hope for Haitians as part of the Village of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Hope for Haitians built 50 homes for families in this...

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Irene’s Story

Irene – Pistere Irene is a 35-year-old mother of 4 children living in the village of Pistere in Northern Haiti. A trader by profession she supports her family with her ability to be successful at market. That success may help feed her family, but it was not enough to...

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Gueline’s Story

Gueline Jean – Viard Gueline Jean knows hardship. As a 40-year-old single mother with two boys, she is challenged every day to make ends meet. Ask any single mother and you learn that even simple things become more difficult when you must take care of everything...

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Elianne’s Story

Elianne Brenord – Dumas Elianne Brenord and her family lived in an area of northern Haiti that was very remote. Age 58, Elianne is the mother of 9 children and grandmother to 4 more. Her isolated house was made of scrap tin and was such a poor dwelling she does not...

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Délivrance’s Story

Délivrance Christialine Moncher – Pistere The average life expectancy in Haiti is 64 years, 13 years less than in the US. At age 91 Délivrance has lived nearly 1 ½ lives. A widow with 5 grown children she had a home that was beyond terrible, barely standing up. As she...

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Ania’s Story

Ania and her two children live in Dumas Haiti. Although she is married, she lives effectively as a single mother since her husband Jean Vincent went to Chile to find work. He sends money home to pay tuition to educate their two daughters. Like many other families, in...

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