The Haitian Health Foundation (HHF) has supported Jérémie and the surrounding villages through several special projects—many in partnership with generous organizations in the United States and Canada. Past and present successful projects include:
Creole Pig Replacement Program
This program helped to reintroduce the small black pig, which was destroyed in a Swine Flu epidemic in the 1980s. The pig has historically been the staple of the peasant economy, and its absence has had a devastating effect on the lives of the local people. It is estimated that over 7,000 kreyòl sows have been replaced in greater Jérémie through our program.
Layer Hen Project
This project distributed layer hens as a means of support and nourishment to local families, as well as providing thousands of eggs to children, mothers, and the infirm as a valuable source of protein.
The Semiahmoo Rotary Club, of White Rock, Canada (District 5050), donated funds for sturdy tools so that Haitians can build or repair roads that have been washed away, improving access to rural villages. HHF has also constructed bridges and improved roads to improve access to healthcare.
Responsible Sexuality / Soccer Program: “The Next Generation of Healthy Women”
$1,000 will sponsor a girls’ soccer team in Haiti! We are also looking for donations of soccer balls, trophies, new shoes, etc. Email us with any questions.
HHF supporters have also helped us to finance specialized surgeries—both in Haiti and in the U.S.—for children and adults with life-threatening or disfiguring health problems (i.e., burned children, children and adults with cleft palates, and people with heart conditions).