Welcome to Haitian Island Ministries
Welcome to the official website for Haitian Island Ministries — a ministry that has been reaching out to the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere since 1994. Most people in Haiti live on less than $1 a day. There is no welfare or public assistance available. About 80% of the population lives in abject poverty and 70% of the adult population cannot read or write.
Haitian Island Ministries (H.I.M.) gives its full undivided attention and resources to Haiti in an effort to bring peace and the Word of God to the people.
What is Our Purpose?
Haitian Island Ministries operates medical programs, feeding programs, and also builds schoolsand churches in some of the most remote areas of Haiti. The medical programs provide free vitamins, medicines, and medical care for hundreds of thousands of Haitians. The feeding programs provide a simple daily meal for thousands of Haitian children from several villages each month. H.I.M.’s five schools provide key primary education to Haitian children to equip them with the tools they need to improve their lives.
How You Can Help
Haitian Island Ministries has structured a sponsorship program that pays for Haitian children to attend school tuition-free. Sponsoring a Haitian family relieves them from the significant financial burden of paying school tuition. Every penny of your sponsorship goes toward paying for teachers’ salaries and school supplies. By helping Haitian children stay in school, you have the opportunity to change the future of Haiti, one child at a time.
School has started here in the US and starts September 3 in Haiti, or it’s planned on that date. The latest political unrest has calmed down and they have installed a new prime minister. After the price increase in fuels and the protests that followed, the person who was the prime minister resigned since he was also the person who was behind the increase.
I have included a couple of pictures of the work we are doing on Beaubrun’s school. If you remember, it was all tin and we have started building block walls, with the front first. Believe it or not, the blocks are much cooler, even though they still hold heat. It kind of depends on the direction of the sun; in the morning the east wall will be hot and the west side cool and as the sun moves, so does the heat.
But, the kids and teachers are happy it is being done and they feel it will attract more kids to the school. They are always looking for ways to make it grow.
We certainly appreciate all those who give for the schools in different ways. Our teacher from St. Charles, MO, has given loads of school supplies again this year and different places send them as well. The same person and her husband have also given to buy water purifiers for the villages. The kind we are buying are small, producing 40 gallons a day, but if we have 3 or 4 in each village, that is a lot of good drinking water.
As always, thank you for prayers for Terry and for all you do for our friends in Haiti.