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Donate Now to Send Kids to School

For the last two years HEI has supported 77 scholarships for impoverished children who would otherwise have no access to education. We need $7,000 every year in order to register the kids in local schools, purchase their uniforms and shoes, and provide them with the backpacks, books and school supplies they need. This averages only $150 per child for a year of education.

You’ll Make a Big Difference

That year of schooling will hake a huge difference to the children's chances of survival and ability to support themselves. The nutrition they get will strengthen them again malnutrition and disease. Girls will delay pregnancy and be better mothers when they start their families.

We've Had Proven Success

In the two years we’ve been operating in Jacmel, 99% of our students have completed their school year and 85% have been promoted to the next grade. That’s an amazing accomplishment in a country where only half the children attend school and of those, most drop out by the 5th grade.

Don't Wait!

Please make your tax-deductible donation now. Many thanks from all the children, parents, and staff in Haiti!

Third Birthday Bash


      

 

 

When
6:00PM – 8:00PM

April 12, 2014

Where
Southport Galleries
330 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT 06890

 

Please join us to sample Haitian rum, appetizers, art and music and to celebrate three years of successful operation in Jacmel. We want to thank all the donors and friends who have helped us grow to 84 scholarships and 141 children in after school programs. See our new film of programs in action!

 

Supplying Aid to Haiti: The Tortoise and the Hare

The fourth anniversary of Haiti’s January, 2010 earthquake is a natural time to assess the situation there. Conclusions reached in recent press articles are mixed, especially when you look at “Big Aid.” No press is currently looking at “Small Aid.” However, both are engaged in a Haitian version of “The Tortoise and the Hare.”

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A burn patient gets emergency medical attention after the earthquake

The View from the Top

Once most of the strictly emergency relief (tents, water bottles, packaged meals, and emergency medical  services) had been delivered, NGO’s left Haiti to deal with other crises around the world. This week The New York Times, CBS and ABC have released stories on the remaining hares on the ground: the U.N., the U.S. government, and the Haitian government. These agencies are engaged in top-down solutions for Haiti’s pressing problems like housing, clean water, cholera prevention and food security. » More Information