The LaGonave Haiti Partnership
LaGonave• Island 20 miles off the mainland• Home to 150,000 people• Rural and impoverished• No roads, no sanitation system...
Anse-a-Galets is the largest townon the island. There are dozens anddozens of small communities spreadacross the hills and...
A typical “road” on LaGonave
An AgrarianCultureFood supplies are tied to theseasons.Little irrigation available.No machinery
The island can look lush in the rainy season.
Potable water is scarce and some peopleare miles from a public cistern
Our Philosophy• Community development, not aid.• We listen and respond• We don’t travel to Haiti to “do” stuff• We try to ...
Quick Facts• We work through the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti,partnering with 10 communities on the island.• We have no paid...
The Haitians teach USabout faith.
The Bill Rice Clinic is the base for healthcare initiatives
Community healthworkers serve 20 villages, havebackpacks of supplies and train at the Bill Rice Clinic
Our two Community Healthworkers are enrolled in a ten month program withMidwives for Haiti and will return this fall with ...
The life of a child on LaGonave• You may or may nothave shoes.• You may have onlyone meal a day.• You will have worms.• Yo...
Children’sNutritionProgramMalnutrition is a critical health issue.We buy Medika Mamba, the gold standard inaddressing maln...
Seven weeks of treatment = normal weight and health
Education: 10 primary schools and one high school
Most schools have no textbooks
Adult Literacy Program
We offer free literacyclasses in tencommunities.... givingcountless adults avoice and a path tofull participation intheir ...
The Goat Program offers training in animal husbandry,a pregnant doe to graduates and ongoing veterinary services.
Goat Clinics are held in remote villages on a regular basis.
EconomicDevelopmentWe don’t send teams to buildschools and cisterns, we hireHaitians and create jobs.
Sewing co-ops provide trainingand economic opportunities
By working withHaitians on the needsthat they haveidentified, we arebuilding capacity in thispoorest of poorcountries, but ...
Lespwa fe viv.www.lagonavepartners.org
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The LaGonave Haiti Partnership

this tells the quick story of a long term partnership on the island of LaGonave, Haiti. We work in the areas of education, healthcare, and economic development. Please check us out at www.lagonavepartners.org.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Published in: News & Politics      
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  • 1. The LaGonave Haiti Partnership
  • 2. LaGonave• Island 20 miles off the mainland• Home to 150,000 people• Rural and impoverished• No roads, no sanitation systems• Most rely on community wells• Most have no access to electricity
  • 3. Anse-a-Galets is the largest townon the island. There are dozens anddozens of small communities spreadacross the hills and valleys.
  • 4. A typical “road” on LaGonave
  • 5. An AgrarianCultureFood supplies are tied to theseasons.Little irrigation available.No machinery
  • 6. The island can look lush in the rainy season.
  • 7. Potable water is scarce and some peopleare miles from a public cistern
  • 8. Our Philosophy• Community development, not aid.• We listen and respond• We don’t travel to Haiti to “do” stuff• We try to create jobs and foster true relationships• A long term commitment.
  • 9. Quick Facts• We work through the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti,partnering with 10 communities on the island.• We have no paid staff, less than $500 inadministrative overhead annually.• Everyone pays their travel expenses• We focus on education, healthcare, economicdevelopment, and building relationships.
  • 10. The Haitians teach USabout faith.
  • 11. The Bill Rice Clinic is the base for healthcare initiatives
  • 12. Community healthworkers serve 20 villages, havebackpacks of supplies and train at the Bill Rice Clinic
  • 13. Our two Community Healthworkers are enrolled in a ten month program withMidwives for Haiti and will return this fall with the highest level of birth attendantcertification. They will share their training with all community healthworkers.
  • 14. The life of a child on LaGonave• You may or may nothave shoes.• You may have onlyone meal a day.• You will have worms.• You may not be inschool.
  • 15. Children’sNutritionProgramMalnutrition is a critical health issue.We buy Medika Mamba, the gold standard inaddressing malnutrition, from a Haitianmanufacturer that buys peanuts from HaitianfarmersThe program is administered by ourcommunity healthworkers.
  • 16. Seven weeks of treatment = normal weight and health
  • 17. Education: 10 primary schools and one high school
  • 18. Most schools have no textbooks
  • 19. Adult Literacy Program
  • 20. We offer free literacyclasses in tencommunities.... givingcountless adults avoice and a path tofull participation intheir society.
  • 21. The Goat Program offers training in animal husbandry,a pregnant doe to graduates and ongoing veterinary services.
  • 22. Goat Clinics are held in remote villages on a regular basis.
  • 23. EconomicDevelopmentWe don’t send teams to buildschools and cisterns, we hireHaitians and create jobs.
  • 24. Sewing co-ops provide trainingand economic opportunities
  • 25. By working withHaitians on the needsthat they haveidentified, we arebuilding capacity in thispoorest of poorcountries, but one thatis rich in spirit.
  • 26. Lespwa fe viv.www.lagonavepartners.org

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