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Thank you and welcome to Touch Haiti. Our mission is to provide aid and support to the community of Petite Riviere de Nippes, a small province in Southern Haiti. Over the years, I’ve been doing my own personal activities to help some families and individuals in Petite Riviere. I’ve put a few young men and women in training classes of their own interest so that they may be able to get jobs in surrounding areas when they become available. I provide funding to students, help some families and individuals pay rent, send their kids to school, and much more. But I can’t do it alone. I feel like I’ve failed the same people I am trying to help as I let my own personal issues get in the way and allowed Touch Haiti to become inactive for a number of years, even though ‘ve been providing and still provide assistance to a number of people out of my own pocket. But there is so much more that needs to be done now more than ever, especially at a time when the people are struggling due to political, social, and economical issues. We need to get back on track and put more effort into helping these folks. I hear their cries, see their pictures and videos every day. I have had a few meetings with my team here and in Haiti, and we are ready.
Our first priority is to raise funds to help more families financially. We also will work with officials in the province to provide some sort of education to the men and women of the town to figure out how we can help them help themselves. We would also like to continue our program of sending a number of kids to school fully funded and fully equipped. Another one of our programs is to help some families to rebuild their homes that have been partially or completely destroyed by natural disasters over the years. One of the biggest projects we have in mind is to build a Community Center where members of the community can come together when nature strikes as well as a place where they can hold events and other activities. Right now, they have nothing of the sort, and I think it is well-needed. Another big project that we would love to attack if we are able to raise enough funds is to get electricity flowing in this little province again. The town used to have power but lost it at some point a long time ago, and it seems nobody cares. I’ve been going to Haiti since 2010, and they still don’t have electricity in this part of the country. Hopefully one day we can help restore it. But we can’t do it alone. Please join us in supporting this community. We can’t do it without you. For now, financial contributions are most important for our current goal, but we’d love to hear from you if you would like to share any ideas or sponsor any of our programs. We also would love any voluntary assistance in supporting our cause. The more hands the merrier! Together we can touch many lives.
Thank you and God bless,
Founder and President
We are implementing some much-needed projects that will benefit the entire community.
Family Financial Assistance Program - URGENT
Young Scholars Program
A few years ago, we teamed up with another organization to put together a program called Honors and Merits Program, where we were able to provide 200 students with a backpack and school supplies. We were also able to supply some with a year of full tuition. We would like to bring this program back. This time we would like to supply at least 500 students with school supplies and at least 100 with fully paid tuition for one year. This would take a load off a lot of families.