Medical Missions

           “And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up.  If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.”                    (James 5:15)

Your dollars will save a life

Malaria, cholera, typhoid, bronchitis, and asthma are just a few of the diseases and conditions patients come to our clinics seeking help for.

When Les Bours School of Hope first opened, a medical missions team went to Haiti to provide physicals for each student.  Out of 120 children, only five of them were deemed “healthy” and not needing medication.   The people we serve are among the poorest of the poor.  Skin infections itch, spread, and fester due to their unclean water and poor living environment.  Without access to basic things like antibiotic cream or antibacterial soap, we have seen the smallest infection spread resulting in amputation or even death.   Nearly every day our school nurse treats foot fungus and infected cuts from walking barefoot in trash on disease ridden streets.

The desperate mothers bringing their suffering children to HOPE House began expressing their concern for having future children born into the same situation.  Mothers told us stories of young children they were forced to sell into slavery so they could feed the others.  Some mothers have had multiple children die of starvation right before their eyes.  After hearing their cries and heart wrenching stories, HFAP opened a second clinic that focuses specifically on women’s health and birth control.  Within the first few months our Depo-Provera birth control program grew from 15 women to over 300.  Young girls living in tent cities and unsafe environments came asking for birth control so that if they were the next rape victim, they would not become pregnant, before they could finish school.   Other mothers wanted to break the cycle of death and slavery that haunts their families because of poverty.

For just $30 a month you can provide 6 women, with their monthly, dose of Depo-Provera birth control.  Email us at: information@haitipoverty.org to start your monthly commitment today!

Our HOPE House facility is also a growing focus of our medical missions, as we have a vision to expand the amount of malnourished children we are able to take in by opening an inpatient nutrition clinic.  By separating our orphaned children waiting on adoption and our malnutrition cases, we would be able to care for double the amount children!  Our board of directors has been discussing and praying about how this will look, and we are excited to launch a new fundraising campaign to make this possible in the coming months!

To make a difference in the health of children and women in Haiti, or to be part of the expansion of HOPE House, donate to our medical missions fund.  Your dollars will save a life!