“This Could Be The Greatest Disaster Haiti Has Ever Knew”

You may have read it: the coronavirus has also reached Haiti. The country with so many problems is not prepared for yet another major crisis. Johan Smoorenburg: “After working in Haiti for 38 years, we think this could be the biggest challenge for us and the biggest disaster for Haiti the country has ever known.”

Incorrect information

The information provided by the government is also questionable: “The biggest problem is that the government incorrectly informs people. She continues to maintain that 25 people are now infected with the virus. That only a few hundred are quarantined. This is certainly not the case. Because dozens of sick people who were housed in a kind of hotel have run away. They were let down by the nursing staff there: they had no money, no food and had to take care of themselves. These people – who are probably infected – are now walking quietly among the population. ”

Medical care

There is a lot of ignorance among the population. And if they already seek help for their complaints, they are often not helped. Johan: “They cannot do tests in the hospital, so people are sent away. Nursing staff and doctors no longer come to work because there are no personal protective equipment. There is one laboratory in Port-au-Prince that is allowed to do the tests. It then takes four days for someone to get the results, so people don’t wait for that. In fact, they hide from fear of being stoned. ”

Our village / base is quarantined

“We are very worried. We do what we can to protect the approximately 250 children, teens and staff who live or work with us. In this way, all children remain in the village and the staff have also agreed to remain in the village. However, the driver sometimes has to get out. For example, a child recently broke his hand due to an accident. He had to have an operation, so we go away from the village for this kind of emergency. The driver and the car are immediately disinfected. We have food until the end of May, but still have to buy for a month, because we expect to be indoors until at least the end of June. ”

Financial Support

Heart for Haiti is totally dependent on donations from individuals, churches, national and international funds, legacies and donations from schools and shops. Funds given for a specific purpose for 100% devoted to the project. An independent accounting firm conducts an annual audit and annual report can be requested at any time. If you want to give a gift then you can use this make a donation via PayPal.

Child Sponsorship Plan

Child Sponsorship Plan helps children from birth to adulthood by providing housing, meals, a Christian education, medical care and professional training or university. Heart for Haiti facilitates the relationship between the sponsor and the child. Correspondence between the sponsor and the child is encouraged to improve the development of the child, and sponsors are encouraged to pray for “their” child. You will receive a picture of your sponsored child and periodic letters.

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The eight pillars of the CSP are: spiritual formation, a healthy diet, a good education, safety, homework assistance, medical care, sports and games, and information.

For $ 40 per month children’s needs are met financially. A small part of your support is reserved for exceptional medical care and research.

Elderly home

Currently, over 40 elderly people reside on the property. They are aware that sponsorships make this possible and are very grateful to have a wonderful home and not have to live on the streets begging for food. They are housed in a separate unit, where they also have their medical needs attended to, e.g. medications, wound dressings, etc. For $25 per month, you can sponsor one of our senior
residents.

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School sponsorship

GirlSchool sponsorship is for the children who live outside the project whose parents
are not able to pay the minimum school fees. The monthly sponsoring $ 20 per month, which pays for teachers, books, school uniforms and school supplies.