Haiti

Haiti is currently the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.

Only a holistic, community-based approach can upend years of generational poverty.Bright Hope aligns our allies with local, in-country church partners to care for basic as well as spiritual needs in impoverished communities. Through a variety of programs that focus on medical care, care for vulnerable children, education, microenterprise, church resourcing and leadership development, communities in Haiti are moving out of poverty and towards self-sustainability.

In Haiti, Bright Hope and our Allies are currently doing this amazing work:

16

Churches supported

3

Pastors supported

5

Received job training

186

Microloans given

1,400

Have clean water

90,572

Meals served

Learn more about Haiti

Frequent natural disasters, in particular the earthquake in 2010, as well as political instability, civil unrest and crime continue to hinder development and stability in Haiti. Many communities in Haiti experience extreme poverty, lacking access to clean water, education, food security, and economic opportunities.

5.9 million

of the population lives below the poverty line.

4.9 years

are the average number of years of schooling Haiti.

52.5%

of the rural population does not have access to clean water.

Stories of Hope and Transformation

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Paulette’s New Water Purification System Makes a Big Splash

Paulette, Haiti—Water has been an issue in Paulette for a long, long time. Whether drinking from filthy, polluted sources long ago, or drinking from salty wells just earlier this year,…
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Haiti Staff Profile: “How Do I Help Farmers Get a Good Income?” (Pt. 2)

This is the continuation of last week’s blog, a profile of Levenson Badio, Bright Hope Haiti’s Operations Manager.* If you missed it, click here. When Levenson was a student, many…
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Latest updates on the coronavirus, quarantine, and Bright Hope partner churches

Over two months ago, life as we knew it came to an abrupt halt. People are finally settling into a new normal. Coronavirus quarantine restrictions are loosening. What does this…
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Haiti Staff Profile: “We Give You Jesus, the Bible and Education”

My name is Levenson Badio. I’m a descendant of, I can call it, a peasant family, because my grandmother and grandfather were farmers in Haiti. They were born in the…
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Haiti Hurries to Prevent COVID-19 Spread

Hundreds of people have built tippy taps (hands-free DIY handwashing stations) in Paulette and Ferrier, the two rural communities in northeast Haiti where Bright Hope works. We are THRILLED! Frequent…
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Paulette residents say “goodbye” to dirty drinking water

Paulette, Haiti Not that long ago in Paulette, Haiti, there were just two options when you needed water—a ravine, filthy with fallen leaves, animal feces and various particles, or the…
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