Our Programs Provide sustainable support to children of Haiti!
Before you learn about our programs and Consider Haiti’s work in Haiti you are probably asking why should I consider Haiti?
Now the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and among the top five poorest countries in the world, Haiti is crippled by political, economic, environmental and social instability. Of their estimated population of 9 million, masses of Haitian people fight to simply survive each and every day.
While in a continued state of political unrest, which intermittently (and currently) freezes life and business in the country’s port areas, over 80% of the Haitian people live in poverty; many without access to clean water, health care, proper lodging, or an adequate food supply.
How does a country with such destitute conditions exist on the doorstep of the United States of America, nearer to the coast of Florida than the sunshine state is to the majority of its fellow states? It is this disturbing question that begs an answer from those of us living in the very hands of prosperity and justice, and which leads groups like Consider Haiti to invest in a better future for the Haitian people.
Over the years Consider Haiti has worked to develop self-sustaining programs within the Haitian infrastructure by supporting local Haitian teams to implement our programs. With the help of teams of volunteers and the local support of generous donors from Asheville and around the United States, Consider Haiti continues to promote the health and welfare of the children of Haiti; one child at a time.
Medical Care Program
Teams of volunteers that include medical personnel provide week‐long clinics for Haitian children, thus bringing medical care to a large population that otherwise would have no access to such care. Typically more than a thousand children are seen during each of these medical trips.
Community Health Agent Program
Medicine & Vitamins!
Using local community health agents, children suffering from severe malnutrition are enrolled in a short‐term program to rehabilitate their bodies. Along with specially‐formulated nutritional supplements, community health agents provide de-worming medicine and vitamins and offer guidance on improving health and wellness.
Sustainable Nutrition Program
Helping Impoverished Families
This program involves the distribution of goats, rabbits and other agricultural products to impoverished families along with instructions on how to use these resources to build sustainable sources of food and income. Every family with a child enrolled in the Community Health Agent Program will receive the gift of a female goat ready to be bred with a male goat provided by Consider Haiti or male and female rabbits ready to produce offspring.
Clean Water Program
From contaminated to clean!
Most Haitians lack access to clean water, and as a result the contaminated water they are forced to drink or use for food preparation leads to widespread acute and chronic illnesses and is a major cause of death and misery. To combat this problem, Consider Haiti provides water filters effective in removing suspended solids and most pathogens to each family with a child enrolled in the Community Health Agent Program.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much of your contributions go directly to your programs?
At least 95% of our contributions go directly back to our programs in Haiti. We do our very best to provide the best medical and nutritional resources to our Haitian agents without sacrificing quality. We keep our administrative costs down so we can optimize the amount of proceeds that go to help the children of Haiti.
How can I get involved with Consider Haiti's efforts?
We are always looking for help! If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, click here.
Who runs Consider Haiti?
Consider Haiti is 100% volunteer based. We have elected Board Members who provide leadership support. Our volunteer teams help with everything from assisting with fundraising projects to helping gather supplies for upcoming medical trips.