Food and Water
Clean Water for Cite Soleil
Most of us take access to clean water for granted; in Haiti, clean water is a luxury:
Close to 70% of Haitians do not have direct access to clean water.
Only 24% have access to a toilet
Diseases like cholera and typhoid run rampant in communities using contaminated water
In Cite Soleil (the poorest place in the Western Hemisphere), the statistics are only more horrifying. Residents have no access to plumbing and are dependent on for-profit companies sending trucks in to their community to sell water.
For 14 years, Healing Haiti has been delivering over 10,000 gallons of free and clean water into Cite Soleil everyday, six days a week.
Our water truck ministry has allowed us to build trust with the residents of Cite Soleil. This trust has resulted in the establishment of Hope Church, Hope Academy, Hope Clinic, Elder Care, and Job Creation initiatives.
Fighting Food Insecurity
3.7 million Haitians live in need of urgent food assistance.
Many organizations are committed to feeding the hungry, but the 325,000 meals we served in 2020 were 100% locally-sourced (including fresh produce from our 30-acre farm). That’s because we are committed not only to providing a hand-out, but also a hand-up. The food served at our two feeding centers (Cite Soleil and Titanyen) helps nourish bodies and create jobs. The recipients of our food include:
Students at Hope and Grace Schools
Members of our Elder Care Program
Ministry Partners (including orphanages)
Staff spotlight: Germaine
Germaine has been our water ministry manager for over a decade. Once jobless and unable to care for his own kids, Germain and his wife were forced into an impossible situation, and made the difficult decision to surrender their children into the care of an orphanage.
When Healing Haiti first found his kids living in a substandard group home we found Germaine a career; our water manager. Fast forward a decade later, he married his wife, his kids were reunified with the family, and he moved out of Cite Soleil and into a safer area.
Job creation keeps families together and healthy. We are proud to work with such a compassionate, loving man. And his son will soon graduate from medical school and become a doctor!