And with your support, we’ve been able to make a difference and positively change the lives of thousands of Haitian residents under our care ~ one person at a time. Behind every statistic, there is the face of a small child or woman who is experiencing a better quality of life thanks to your support.
Once you have had the opportunity to review our impact and decide to make a donation, you can DESIGNATE your gift to one of our many programs, including Adopt-a-Village or Feed-a-Child. To designate your gift, please click here.
Enjoy reading about the many ways, we have (together) been able to accomplish so much:
Over 80% of children under six months are exclusively breastfed to at least six months, compared to the national Haitian average of less than three percent. Exclusive breastfeeding results in healthier children, excellent natural immunization, and better birth spacing through lactational amenorrhea.
A 50% reduction in bacterial pneumonia death rate of children under five was achieved—as documented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—using local, well-trained health agents. (Bacterial pneumonia is one of the leading causes of childhood death in the Third World.) Another leading cause of childhood deaths, diarrhea, has been significantly reduced in HHF villages, using pennies’ worth of salt and sugar to replace lost electrolytes.
Nearly 80% of women are protected from neonatal tetanus during pregnancy.
Over 85% of pregnant women receive three or more medical checkups during their pregnancies.
HHF provides support for school tuition, books, uniforms, and supplies for many children each year. Education in Haiti is neither free nor mandatory. In addition to the direct support for these students, HHF constructed and fully sponsors L’Ecole St. Pierre, a K-8 school for 700 of the very poorest children of Jérémie.
Since 2005, nearly 4,000 youth from over 90 villages have benefited from the HHF Responsible Sexuality/Soccer program, which teaches anatomy, physiology, natural family planning, and prevention of diseases to teenage girls living in rural Haiti.
In the early 1990s, HHF distributed female kreyòl pigs to replace the pigs decimated by African Swine Flu. It is estimated that over 7,000 pigs have propagated from this effort.
Thousands of chickens and eggs have been distributed to provide nutrition for the very poorest.
HHF has distributed over 6,800 female breeding goats through the Give-a-Goat program.
Over 2,841 Happy Houses have been constructed.
Over 2,461 Latrines have been built since 1993.
Currently, over 1,000 sponsors are matched with families in Haiti through the Save-a-Family program, helping families with rent, food, education, health and dental care and other dire needs.