The Haitian Health Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization which provides healthcare, development, and the hope of a future to over 225,000 of the poorest people living in rural southwestern Haiti. These are people who live a day to day “survival” life – living in hovels cobbled together from thatch, scraps of tin, and banana leaf, unfit for human habitation. It is common to see children, rooting with animals through garbage dumps to find scraps of food. In some of the villages HHF serves, over 70% of children seeking care are malnourished. It is a sight to bring tears to the most hardened heart. Our appeal is for funding for our Feeding Program, which provides nutritious, protein-rich food to the most vulnerable under our umbrella – malnourished children and pregnant women. For three consecutive years, HHF has been awarded Charity Navigator’s highest designation – 4 stars – for excellent financial accountability and low overhead.
Haitian Health Foundation (HHF) is requesting $4,000 to sponsor 8 women in high-risk pregnancies at the Center of Hope in Jeremie, Haiti. HHF has reduced the area’s maternal mortality rate by offering residential care during critical periods of a woman’s pregnancy. Many of these women come from villages that are 18 hours or more from hospital care, and would certainly be at serious risk of dying from complications during their pregnancies.