November Newsletter: October Midwifery Care Stats + More

“Hope is the only thing that will keep you from despair.” {C.S. Lewis}

Photo // Katie Brenkert Photography

Dear Friends,

I’m sure many of you have heard about the political conflict in Haiti. Most of the chaos is in Port-au-Prince or other larger cities. Dèsarmes hasn’t been affected like some of the other areas in the country. However, the town is dealing with high inflation (food, supplies, etc.), shortage of fuel and more. Please continue to pray for the people of Haiti.

We are also in need of people to partner with us for recurring donations to help with some of our staff salary. Some of the people who have been supporting the staff members need to stop giving for a period of time.

Below are a list of staff that currently need support and how much we currently need on a monthly basis. You can give to their campaign by clicking on their name. Please consider partnering with us monthly for $20, $30, $50 or whatever amount you want.

Wyslet (English teacher) CURRENT MONTHLY NEED: $145
Michelet (program director) CURRENT MONTHLY NEED: $120
Love Sandra (midwife) CURRENT MONTHLY NEED: $153
Kerline (birth assistant) CURRENT MONTHLY NEED: $85


Ashley Stills, CPM
BOLH Founder + Executive Director



Thanks to everyone who financially supported and/or donated items for our 5 year anniversary celebration in September. The celebration honored our staff, the community and the local leaders.

There were about 600 people in attendance. Those in attendance included our staff, leaders and several community members that have participated (or are currently participating) in our programs. We celebrated with speeches, music, food, dancing and honorary gifts.

October 2019 Midwifery Care Stats:
Prenatal Exams: 60
Postnatal Exams: 8
Newborn Exams: 12
Home Births: 6
Maternal Deaths: 0
Infant Deaths: 0
Referrals to the Hospital: 1

Are you ready for spring?
Are you ready for the Haitian Hustle? 🌺🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️🌼

Join Breath of Life Haiti for the Haitian Hustle 5K walk/run on Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 in beautiful, Winona Lake, Indiana. This race is family-friendly–strollers/wheelchairs are welcome!

Pre-register by May 15, 2020, and receive an awesome t-shirt!
Registration fee ON or BEFORE May 9th is $35.
Registration fee AFTER May 9th is $40.
Children 12 & under are FREE! (Participation only. Does not include a t-shirt but they are available for purchase if desired.)

Race day check-in is 8:00- 8:45am. Late registration will be available, but limited on race day with a cost of $40. (preferred t-shirt size not guaranteed).

5K Run/Walk Start Time: 9:00am

All money raised will go directly to Breath of Life Haiti.

This race is made possible by Kosciusko Runners’ Association 🏃🏻‍♀️ 🏃

About Ashley Stills

Ashley is the founder and director of Breath of Life Haiti. Breath of Life Haiti is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to empower the people of Haiti through education; while fighting maternal and infant mortality by providing midwifery care and sharing the love of Christ.