This is reality for 100,000 people living on the remote island of La Gonâve, Haiti.
Because of the separation from mainland Haiti, access to healthcare, both routine and specialty, can be extremely limited. Although For You Haiti works collaboratively with the talented and devoted doctors and healthcare professionals on La Gonâve, the medical needs are overwhelming and the island’s resources are scarce. Food and water supplies can be unreliable and most residents lack access to basic healthcare and education. Half of children under the age of five are at risk for malnutrition, and many have never been seen by a doctor.
We believe that no child should suffer from treatable medical conditions or malnutrition.
Here’s how YOU can help
1. Medical Care
First, we take care of the children’s medical needs. Whether it is basic, complex or ongoing – we focus on getting the children of La Gonâve healthy.
Once the children are healthy, they are ready and able to go to school. We provide education sponsorships to ensure that these children can attend school.
A child can’t thrive when they’re hungry. Through sponsorships and our Hungry Tummies program, we provide meals to the children of La Gonâve.
The parents of our sponsored children are eligible to participate in the business development program so they can create a sustainable future for their families.