© 2016  ForYouHaiti

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ABOUT US

Established in 2015, For You Haiti is a not-for-profit relief organisation developed to serve, love and support the people of Haiti, in particular, the forgotten island of la Gonâve. Although our main focus is the children, we strive to provide medical, educational and family assistance to anyone in need. 

  

Our Sponsor A Child program provides the basic necessities to each sponsor child's life - nutrition, clean drinking water, medical assistance, education and a monthly mentorship program for starting a small business in Haiti.

You can donate directly to our Sponsor A Child program here.

 

For You Haiti provides major life-saving surgeries to the children of la Gonave. You can donate directly to our Medical Sponsorship program here.

 

Education is key to Haiti's future. Our school, Complexe Scolaire Amis des Enfants provides a wonderful environment for children to learn. We are centrally located in the main town, Anse a Galets, making it easily accessible to many families. For You Haiti also runs the 'Hungry Tummies Project' daily, which is a simple program that aims to put food in the tummies of our hungry students as they arrive at school.  You can donate directly to our Hungry Tummies program here.

ABOUT LA GONÂVE

La Gonâve is a small island off the west coast of Haiti - one of the poorest nations on Earth. After the devastating earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 struck Haiti, killing more than 160,000 and displacing close to 1.5 million people, the country has struggled to prosper. While many governments and organisations worldwide have provided Haiti with much needed support, the island of la Gonâve has largely been forgotten. 

 

During the French-colonialism in the late 1700s, runaway slaves sought refuge on the island having escaped their owners - a safe-haven, cut off from the mainland.  To date, la Govâve remains isolated, meaning food and clean water are scarce. The island itself is largely made up of limestone, meaning the dry, barren soil has long prevented any agriculture development. Only 5 -10% of the households have electricity, roads and infrastructure are poorly built and sewerage systems were never considered, leaving la Gonâve severely disadvantaged. The poverty is overwhelming. Unemployment levels are extremely high meaning few families have enough money to feed, house, medicate and educate themselves and their children. 

Despite the debilitating conditions on the island, Gonâvians are wonderfully vibrant, generous, strong and kind people - forever grateful for the support they receive.