B The hope for haiti

B the Hope for Haiti is an educational and development program in the community of Ouanaminthe, in the NE of Haiti. The program is managed by Joanna Baumgartner with assistance from family and friends. The project partners with Love and Grace Ministries and their established schools. www.loveandgrace4haiti.org

The program works with six schools with over 850 students and their families. The goal is to provide education, health, agriculture and water treatment. The long term focus is sustainable development projects that empower the people.

The school program begins at age 3 and is available for the poorest families as well as orphans to access literacy, faith and a meal. The goal is to enable the oldest students to become contributing citizens upon graduation. A basic medical clinic is provided to bring relief from minor ailments and infections as the poorest families cannot normally access healthcare in their community.

The program also provides clean water to Haiti's most vulnerable by providing the 'AR-5' water purification system. A generator and hard-wiring of the school as well as solar now allows for better teaching environments. An agricultural program has also been successfully implemented to teach and supplement the nutrition program.

 Moringa trees have been planted and a processing area has been established.The Moringa crop is dried and used as an additive in food to help combat malnutrition in the children.
In addition, more classrooms and sanitary washrooms have been constructed to accommodate the endless numbers of children in need. It should be noted that all volunteers and work teams travelling from Canada to assist with the program cover their own travel costs. Accordingly, all funds raised for the programs are allocated directly to the respective projects. 

How you can help

1. Classroom Supplies
2. Medical Supplies
3. More Classroom space
4. Washroom Facilites
5. Healthcare trainers

6. Teachers in trades or elementary.

7. Funding for food, education and health programs

Contact Joanna Baumgartner, the program manager at -bthehopeforhaiti@gmail.com