The Poor in Haiti Face Historic Food Insecurity

Food insecurity continually plagues the extreme poor in Haiti. Devastating cycles of natural disasters, political instability, corruption, and crime hinder development. Additionally, skyrocketing inflation threatens to trap our friends in Haiti under an even greater weight of hunger and hopelessness.   

** Click here to see a message from Bright Hope’s President C.H. Dyer’s on the situation in Haiti. 

Tragedy Hits Haiti – Again 

And on top of Haiti’s normal struggles, another one towers, threatening to cast even more darkness on Haiti’s abject poor. Gang violence stemming from the assassination of President Moïse in July 2021 has skyrocketed since February of this year. As a result, nearly half of the population is facing acute food insecurity. 

You’ve probably heard on the news that Haitian authorities have declared a state of emergency. Armed gang members have taken over most of Port-au-Prince and thrown the country into chaos. Please pray for safety for Haitian citizens. And please ask God to restrain evil and bring peace to our brothers and sisters in Haiti. 

Haitians living in rural communities desperately need our support. Extreme poverty, hunger and rampant political instability have shaken the foundations of Haiti’s economy. So, we need your continual partnership to help the poor in Haiti scale up food production to build livable incomes.    

A Sustainable Solution to Food Insecurity 

Over the last few years, Bright Hope has held a seed-growing program to help our friends in Haiti harvest more food for their families. So far, this project has successfully yielded more food for rural Haitian families. In 2024, we want to increase the reach of this agricultural project to match the huge need created by the recent political chaos.  

Through our partner churches in Haiti, Bright Hope will supply farmers with seeds for their highest performing crops, such as corn, beans, peanuts, pigeon peas, black beans, and plantains. In addition, farmers will receive training on crop cultivation and seed preservation so they can save seeds after harvest to plant the following season.  

We trust God to work in wonderful ways despite the political, economic, and pandemic-related tragedies. Please join us in sharing sustainable food sources with our hungry brothers and sisters in Haiti. And please pray for peace in Haiti.

Malia Rodriguez
Malia Rodriguez

Malia loves serving as a Copywriter for Bright Hope, where she has the privilege to share how God is working among the vulnerable and caring for the extreme poor around the world. As a homeschool mom, Malia strives to develop in her kids compassionate, generous, and caring hearts. Malia and her husband, Matt, live in the Washington, DC area with their son and daughter.