Overview

The St. Boniface Haiti Foundation strives to improve life for the poor of Haiti by facilitating access to quality, affordable health care, educational opportunities and community development programs. Our goal is to create a model of successful, sustainable development in rural Haiti that relies on local leadership and work force and that can be replicated throughout the country. We believe the only way to achieve this goal is by empowering Haitians to help Haitians.

We work to improve health and quality of life for all members of the community at every stage of their lives. Our hospital and clinic provide prenatal care for thousands of pregnant women. Our doctors help to safely deliver babies in a clean operating room. Our community health nurses vaccinate children against diseases like polio and diphtheria. We track a child’s development as he or she grows and make sure they are getting enough food and the essential vitamins they need.

When children enter school, we help their parents meet the costs of books and tuition. When possible, we award the most promising students scholarships to attend university and become doctors, nurses, dentists, accountants and IT professionals who then come back to our hospital to work and contribute to their communities and their families. We oversee a Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation and Reintegration Program with the goal of caring for and empowering people with spinal cord injuries as well as educating their communities about disability.

Some of our programs, initiatives and services include:

Health Care

  • Free prenatal and obstetric care
  • Neonatal care
  • Malnutrition rehabilitation
  • HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment
  • TB prevention and treatment
  • Community health outreach and education
  • Spinal cord injury rehabilitation and reintegration
  • Mobile vaccination and vitamin clinics
  • Cholera treatment center
  • Surgery

Education

  • Scholarships for primary and secondary school students
  • University scholarship program
  • Adult education classes
  • Teacher training
  • School construction and oversight

Community Development

  • Community gardens
  • Beekeeping cooperative
  • Livestock-raising program aimed at generating an income for young mothers
  • Queen of Peace Home for the Elderly (Kay Granmoun)
  • Fishing village
  • Water and sanitation projects
  • Prison outreach

 

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