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HAITI

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Haiti remains the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and one of the poorest in the world. According to the latest household survey, more than 6 million people out of 10.6 million (59%) live on less than $2.42 a day. Over 2.5 million (24%) live on less than $1.23 per day. If you are born in Haiti, you have a one in ten chance of dying before your first birthday, and a one in five chance of dying before your fifth birthday – often from diseases that cost pennies to treat.

Although Haiti gained its independence from France in 1804, it has suffered from more than 200 years of unstable, often very corrupt governments. We believe that local partnerships with effective Haitian leadership will create a way forward toward a day when all Haitians will thrive and flourish.

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HEALTHCARE

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MEDICAL CLINIC

The Lespwa Timoun Clinic opened it’s doors in 2003 and is located in Croix des Bouquets, Haiti. Croix des Bouquets is a suburb of Port au Prince. The clinic treats approximately 1,000 medical patients each month and employs 33 people from Haiti and the U.S. General Medicine, Pediatric and Obstetrics and Gynecology services are available to Lespwa Timoun weekly. The clinic also offers laboratory, ultrasound, EKG, vaccination and pharmacy services on site.

DENTAL & VISION

Dental and Vision clinics are hosted by US mission teams. Light from Light sends mission teams of physicians, dentists, optometrists and volunteers to conduct clinics at Lespwa Timoun and remote villages. We partner with individuals, schools and churches across the United States. In July 2016, Light from Light partnered with Haitian dental school students to host dental clinics.

MOBILE MEDICINE

Through support from our medical mission teams, Lespwa Timoun serves seven mobile clinic locations in remote villages. At mobile clinics, patients will see a doctor for examination or follow up treatment and if needed, even receive medication for free.

BIRTHING BABIES

Lespwa Timoun Clinic trained and equipped 24 Traditional Birth Attendants (midwives) to serve in the mountains of Crochu and Boucan Boyer. The traditional birthing attendants receive monthly training on how to serve expectant mothers in their mountain communities. During these monthly meetings, they receive delivery kits and supplies needed for at home births.

NUTRITION

EDUCATION

REFORESTATION

MORINGA PROJECT

Deforestation in Haiti is a severe environmental problem. Haitians burn wood charcoal for 60% of their domestic energy production. In 1923 over 60% of Haiti’s land was forested. In 2006, less than 2% of the land was forested.

 

In 2016, 2,500 Moringa Trees (drumstick trees, miracle trees) were distributed and planted in the Crochu village area. The moringa trees can help with erosion control as well as nutritional supplements. The moringa leaves can be harvested, ground and used for nutritional supplements for Haitians lacking a vitamin rich diet.

CONSTRUCTION

BUILDING PROJECTS

When construction needs arise, Light from Light responds with mission teams or money. We do plumbing, electrical, painting, carpentry and general construction projects. Pick up your hammer and let us put you to work! Contact us today to find out about more ways you can help.