We have partnerships with two schools to support their vision of feeding and educating children in the community. Nearly a third of the Haitian population is food insecure. Poverty and food insecurity have placed the highest burden on young children and women in terms of undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies.
Malnourished children are more susceptible to disease and, as a result, less likely to perform well in school. Many parents struggle to pay school fees and provide enough food to feed their families.
Our partnership with Lively Stone Christian Academy in Dèsarmes consists of support with the teacher’s monthly salaries. In January 2017, we installed a chlorinated water purification system. We are hoping to expand the partnership to include a hot lunch each day of the school year.
The other school partnership is with Christian Center Academy in Pètionville. Through the partnership we were able to feed the children a hot lunch each day of the school year. In June of 2017, we will be installing a chlorinated water purification system at the school.