The Haiti Foundation Against Poverty , a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (IRS documentation viewable here and form 990 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011), was founded by Mallery Thurlow in 2007 to empower poor, widowed, and orphaned Haitians and to spread the message of the Gospel.
We work in the area of Port-au-Prince, providing impoverished Haitians with:
-Small Business Opportunities
We welcome mission teams. The focus for our mission teams are:
-Student & Adult Spiritual Training
-Educational Professional Development
When visiting Haiti on a mission trip, founder Mallery Thurlow witnessed first hand the abject poverty of the residents of Haiti, and was motivated to do something about the plight of the poor and disadvantaged there.
In 2006, Mallery and began serving the poor through food distributions and by sponsoring children s education. Within the first year of operation alone, their numbers grew from sponsoring 12 children to sponsoring over 120.
In 2007, she established the Haiti Foundation Against Poverty , a nonprofit focused on providing education, health care, and even more basic necessities to the residents of this impoverished island nation.
The organization s primary goals include improving education, health care, and child support for Haitians, and encouraging small business development among women all in the name of Jesus Christ.
In 2008, they opened their own Christian elementary school, Les Bours School of Hope in Port-au-Prince. They currently have 240 students enrolled, and their sponsorship program exceeds 300 children!
In 2009, they opened a clinic located in Les Bours. The clinic provides testing and care for all of their students. It also has open clinic days for Les Bours and Cite Soleil throughout the year.
In 2010, Mallery moved to Haiti to open a baby home and a women s business program. HOPE House, the baby home, cares for severely malnourished children ages 0-3. While the baby recovers they receive, love, proper nutrition and medical care. The mother enters the Gift of Hope program where she learns to make journals, run a small business, and care for her child.
Also in 2010, Mallery Thurlow became Mallery Neptune. She fell in love with a Haitian man, named Frentz Neptune. They were married in Michigan on July 20th. The couple lives together at HOPE House where they direct HFAP s programs and coordinate short term mission teams.