Our mission is to support the work of Passion for Haiti: Achieve Food and Income Security for the People of Haiti
November 2020 Update
The Passion for Haiti (PfH) agronomy program has been very busy with ongoing programs and developing new ones in response to the economic effects of Covid-19 and damage from extreme weather. Etienne Francois and his team are growing over 200,000 coffee trees in a nursery, and Compassion for Haiti will provide funds to get the plants into the fields next spring.
We’re excited to announce a new program through PfH called the “Female Entrepreneur Micro Loan Program”. Most men are currently out of work in Haiti, making it hard to provide for their families, though they can often find various small sources of income. But so many women in Haiti have no job opportunities. If their husband is not able to work or they are alone it is truly a desperate situation for them and their children.
Our other focus with PfH right now is funding a new round of the “Kids for Kidz” goat program in which Etienne and his team train young people to raise goats and build herds for their families. This a great program to engage young people in a meaningful endeavor that can fund their own education, provide support to their family, and, by gifting back their first baby goat for distribution to another child, create opportunities for more kids and families in the future.
You can sponsor a nanny goat for $60 dollars, a great Christmas gift idea, or a billy goat for $250. Go to our store to “buy” a goat in your name or that of a loved one.
More About our Most Active Initiatives
February 2020 Haiti Trip
We were so very fortunate and grateful to have been able to visit Les Anglais, Haiti in February. Our team visited with residents, toured the town, saw the site of a start-up satellite church, did some plumbing and electrical projects, and led the school children in art activities and a science project building a solar powered flashlight.
We share the disappointment of RMI and the many teams who had to cancel their visits in 2020. RMI has shifted to other outreach work including more food distribution, their own goat program, and other farm programs. The OSLC Foundation provided $2,750 to buy a large amount of food to be distributed by RMI to our sister church in Les Anglais and purchased 200 Haitian-made masks for our sister congregation.