Ending poverty begins with Education
Haitian Support Connections is a US 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of underserved Haitian families, especially children, living in vulnerable areas in Haiti through education, healthcare, and socio-economic development.
We work to dramatically reduce the rate of hunger and poverty in partnership with the communities we serve in Haiti. Our strategic model helps us create lasting change from the ground up.
The model is based on four pillars and addresses five main reasons for the complexity of poverty in Haiti. In fact, this smart strategy allows us to work together to provide comprehensive and sustainable solutions to improve the lives of people in beneficiary communities.
We understand that the best way to eradicate poverty is to start by making changes at the root, which are the children. Because, for a child, education is the best way to find the path to success and to break the cycle of poverty.
Through this program, we help to provide community health care and curative care in our target communities. We prepare health workers by equipping and empowering them through locally led health initiatives in a variety of ways including training and mentoring, improved infrastructure, medical equipment/materials and financial support.
We are working in partnership with communities to increase easy and reliable access to safe drinking water by drilling new artesian wells and restoring water supply systems that have operating problems. In addition, we work with schools and health centers to install treated water points to ensure that children and their families have access to safe drinking water during activities and in clinics.
We are working with communities to provide malnutrition programs and programs that are able to promote food security and improve agriculture, such as school gardens and irrigation projects. This factor aims to ensure that communities have better access to healthy food and products that they can sell to improve their incomes.
We are working with Haitian families, primarily women, by empowering them with financial and skills to lift themselves out of poverty by starting their own small business. The main program is based on sustainable and business-oriented solutions. In addition, we help small producers and other entrepreneurs build businesses that can change communities, create jobs, and increase productivity, business opportunities and incomes.