support one of our sustainable development initiatives in Chermaitre, Haiti
Your gift can:
FUND A clinic DAY
VHP has established a bi-monthly medical clinic, which is the closest source of medical care for the people of Chermaître and several surrounding villages. Your donation will support the medical staff and provide medication for the clinic’s patients.
SPONSOR SECONDARY SCHOOL EDUCATION
Many of the students at school in Chermaître have expressed a desire to continue their education past the 6th grade. However, most students cannot afford the expense. A secondary school education will open a wide range of opportunities, allowing them to follow their dreams.
SUPPORT A TEACHER'S SALARY
VHP supports the primary education of about 200 children in Chermaître. Education allows children to reach their full potential and have access to better futures. Your donation will go towards subsidizing a teacher’s salary for a month.
SPONSOR THE LUNCH PROGRAM
For most of the schoolchildren in Chermaître, the lunch that we fund is their only meal of the day. On our 2012 trip we found that 10% of these children are malnourished. Your sponsorship will help our goal to enhance these meals with a breakfast program.
plant fruit & lumber trees
Reforestation provides a sustainable source of food and income in Haiti, which is 98% deforested. The village aims to plant a total of 100,000 fruit and lumber trees, including apricot, coconut, grapefruit, mango, citron, oak, cedar, and mahogany.
SUpport the Women's cooperative
The women of Chermaître have asked for our support in developing small business opportunities to provide income for their families. The cooperative will engage women of Chermaître by serving as an education and skills development center. Your donation will go towards capital investments such as peanut grinders and sewing machines.