We focus on four areas: housing, water quality, food production, and education.
RAISE THE ROOF: HOUSE / ROOF CONSTRUCTION – Ranquitte Region, Haiti
We are supporting our friends in the Ranquitte region in northeastern Haiti who have requested that we help provide roofs and houses for families with leaking roofs and crumbling walls.
This is immensely helpful for any family (and often multiple families under that one roof) living in challenging conditions due to leaks.
A complete house rebuild, four walls and a roof, costs an average of $300-$350 depending on the size of the structure and its location. This is immensely helpful for any family (and often multiple families under that one roof) living in challenging conditions due to leaks and deterioration. We replace thatched roofs with tin sheeting, and when necessary, rebuild walls too.
We are always building roofs and would love your help. You, your group, or your business, can provide a roof for a family and receive photos of the roof and new construction for you to share on social media to explain the process and project.
You can see our latest successful builds here: https://www.onehundredforhaiti.org/news/
On special request for donors, we can even edit into a thirty second promo video, showing the region, the community and the home, along with your brand logo at the end demonstrating your generosity and partnership.
This is perfect for individuals looking to directly help, for real estate groups looking to maximize their engagement, social organizations for fundraisers, and the impact is absolute.
RURAL WATER PROJECT: KEEPING RANQUITTE FREE FROM CHOLERA – Ranquitte Region, Haiti
In the entire region of Ranquitte after the 2010 earthquake, cholera hit hard. Thousands of people died, some while literally struggling to get the last kilometer to relief centers. The region lost 4% of its population due to cholera. Obviously, help is needed here to insure that this never happens again.
Cholera is not native to Haiti, and in fact it was introduced accidentally by a UN worker in 2010 and quickly spread through the country. Its still here. At this point, there is no getting the cholera out of the water table, but there are things which we can do to prevent the cholera that IS there from being reintroduced to the water supply.
In addition, and most importantly, clean water leads to healthy communities which are more self-governing and sustainable.
Women in rural villages often have to walk and hike incredible terrain to access clean water sources. With the RURAL WATER PROJECT, villages are able to source water locally, saving local people time and allowing them to avoid injuries and danger as they seek water. The closer water is to home, the safer everyone is. When clean water is unavailable, the level of local illnesses is much higher.
Men tend to be working out of the community, so women and children bear the brunt of the lack of safe drinking water. The RURAL WATER PROJECT decreases illness and brings health to families by allowing local communities to be in control of their own water sources.
One Hundred For Haiti has taken responsibility for the building, maintaining, and repairing of forty tanks in the Ranquitte region.
These tanks catch water flowing directly from natural springs. That water is then treated to kill cholera and then from there the local population can access the water to drink and use, etc. Any natural disaster or even a major storm can re-introduce cholera to the water supply and these tanks will save lives by killing the cholera at the source. We are affecting thousands of families with this work.
We estimate that 20,000 people will be protected from cholera. Exact population estimates are difficult to ascertain in areas this rural.
We use local labor and we interview local people. This is where we are different. We listen. We act when its needed. And we support the people of Haiti to save lives directly. You can help make this happen.
In addition to the above, in 2022, we have replaced multiple wells serving thousands of people which were build by another organization on a pay-to-play model. The idea they had was that people would pay to access water but that model didn’t work. The wells fell into disrepair and One Hundred For Haiti has stepped in to fix them regardless of people’s ability to pay, and then have local monitoring groups from the areas served by these wells take over their stewardship. The boy below is pumping water from a newly fixed well at Carrefour Madame Bonne.
NOTE: Haitian Creole translator/speakers = please download our Cholera Information Sheet (translated into Creole) here for distribution in Haiti.
PLANTING SEEDS FOR THE FUTURE: HELPING GROW CROPS – Ranquitte Region, Haiti
One Hundred For Haiti in country director Jean-Fresnel Desauguste talked to local farmers and we decided to help them plant beans of all kinds starting in 2021 and then into 2022. The first year’s crops fed dozens of families and we expanded that for the following year, and instituted a plan to save seeds each year from the crops that grow to allow for subsequent years to feed even more people.
Currently we supply fifty farmers with seeds, each of whom will feed five or more people regularly with their crop yield. We will feed 250 people full time for six months.
The beans below grew as a result of seeds donated through generosity of monthly recurring donors and other partners.
EDUCATION IS EVERYTHING: PUTTING YOUTH THROUGH SCHOOL – Ranquitte Region, Haiti
We currently pay for fourteen students to attend school who otherwise would not be able to financially. These students range from elementary schoolers to the equivalent of high schoolers. We plan to keep them in school, pending their attendance and performance, through graduation from secondary school, and accordingly we check in on them regularly.
Every late-summer we accept donations to help keep a young person in school. $120USD keeps a young person in school – uniform, books, and supplies included – for a full year.
We have names and ages and locales for all students but choose to keep them off the internet for confidentiality and safety purposes.
An additional current initiative:
HEALTHY KIDS, HEALTHY FUTURE: Feeding local youth – Ranquitte Region, Haiti
While in Haiti in 2018, we learned firsthand that our in-country coordinator in Haiti was personally funding a feeding program out of his pocket for 15 children in his rural community, feeding them twice a week so they wouldn’t have to go to school hungry.
Thanks to your donations throughout they year, especially the recurring monthly donations, we were able to support our friend to help him expand his feeding program.
This feeding program now provides meals to fifty children five times a week when we have the donations for it.
For a $75 donation, fifty kids can eat five times for one week.
Haitian kids who are not going hungry means kids who will be able to focus in school, and in turn kids who will bring their education into the future.
Without donor support, these kids wouldn’t have had the chance to eat on a daily basis or to drink safe water. These children are indeed the future of Haiti.
This project has been entirely Haitian-initiated.