The Haitian Health Foundation began in 1982 with a trip to Port-au-Prince by Dr. Jeremiah J. Lowney, a Connecticut orthodontist, who traveled to Haiti to provide free dental care to the poor.
In 1985, after working for three years in Port-au-Prince and other areas of Haiti with Mother Teresa’s Sisters of Charity, Mother Teresa requested that Dr. Lowney move his small group’s outreach to the rural city of Jérémie. This southwestern area of Haiti suffers a dearth of health care.
This volunteer effort developed into an outpatient health care facility called Klinik Pep Bondye-a (pictured left), an outstanding public health outreach to mountain villages, house and latrine construction for the poorest villagers, animal distribution, feeding facilities, education support, and other programs.
Our umbrella of care brings health services, hope, and the opportunity of a future to over 225,000 of the poorest and most broken people in over 100 rural mountain villages.