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Community Transformation Programs


Reaching out, helping educate, providing food & water, build homes, raise up leaders, and meet immediate needs in times of distress. 

 

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Community Transformation Programs


Reaching out, helping educate, providing food & water, build homes, raise up leaders, and meet immediate needs in times of distress. 

 

Community Transformation

There are many community transformation programs you can invest in to help HAM care for Grand-Goave and the surrounding areas. By doing so, you have the opportunity to transform a family or even a whole community.

  • Water wells $7500 per well. The need for clean drinking water is the highest priority in the community. Women and children from the surrounding area typically walk around 5 km two or three times a day. Drilling for a clean source of water typically reduces disease in rural communities by over 50%. The community of Grand-Goave can benefit from at least 10 more water wells.

  • Food distribution $3000 per distribution. The HAM church engages in a food distribution to members of its congregation and the community, which occurs quarterly and provides 500 families with rice and other basic necessities. You can contribute in a share for $150.

  • Home care kits $35 each. Provide home care kits that are equipped with day-to-day supplies such as toiletries and small linens, to families in the community that are in need. 
  • French/Creole Bibles $15 each. Provide Bibles to the local church for distribution to new believers and in evangelism efforts. 
  • Ministry conferences/Seminars $1,000-$8,000 event. Provide a special week or days of meetings for leaders, women, men, youth or children including providing a daily meal or snacks. You can contribute in a share for $250.
  • Goats for farm & families- $60-100 each. HAM is currently partnered with Farmhouse Natural Cheese in Aggasiz, BC, to operate a goat farm in Haiti to help provide the community with training for goat farming. HAM also helps provide goats for families to promote self-sufficiency through husbandry.          

If you wish to make a donation, please click here to DONATE or visit our Online Gift Catalogue.

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Education Fund


Give hope for the future. Sponsor a student.

Education Fund


Give hope for the future. Sponsor a student.

Education Fund

Purpose

The Haiti ARISE Education Fund Program is set up to help provide a way for children and young people to go to school and to teach them that they can become self-sufficient and make a difference in their own communities. The program is designed to assist students in primary, secondary and post-secondary education.

Current Operations

The Education Fund helps students attend schools outside of Haiti ARISE Ministries, as well as students attending our Elementary School, Technical & Professional School & Bible College. As funds are received, our Education Fund director sees that each sponsored student has their school fees paid at their educational institution. Once these expenses are covered, other students that are not specifically sponsored are able to receive help as well.

For as little $35 a month, you can make a difference in the life of a child, young adult student or a whole class! Haiti ARISE Education Fund is designed to help students receive an education who would otherwise not have this opportunity. Your sponsorship helps cover your child’s school fees, and gives a promise of a brighter future!

Click here to view available students!

There are 4 sponsorship options through our Education Fund:

1. Primary or secondary school student for $35/ month.
Sponsor a child to pay for your student's school entry and registration fees, and monthly fees. You will receive a photo, info card and letter from your sponsored student once a year.

2. A whole Elementary School class  for $100/month
Help pay a teacher's salary and purchase needed class materials and books in our elementary school, College Le Renouveau d'Haiti. You will receive a class photo, info card and letter from your sponsored class students once a year.

3. Technical School student for $100/ month.
There are many young adults that have no opportunity to continue their education without sponsorship. You can help a young student achieve their dreams by investing in their training. Your sponsorship will go towards their school fees, materials, and in some cases, transportation and housing. You will receive a photo, info card and letter from your sponsored student once a year. 

4. Sponsor the Education Fund in general for $35/ month or more.
Your support will potentially go to help many students with their schooling. Often times, parents are unable to afford all of their children's school fees and throughout the year many request help to pay their entry fees, a monthly fee, or materials on a one time basis. Any surplus funds in the Education Fund after the needs of our sponsored students are met are going towards the construction of a new school building on the South Campus property.

Communicate with Your Sponsored Student

You are welcome to send a scanned letter/card, email or monetary gift through Haiti ARISE Ministries to your sponsor student, following these guidelines:

Email letters may be sent to education@haitiarise.org.

When sending emails, scanned letters or cards, please do not discuss money, personal issues or imply invitation outside of Haiti. Feel free to include your family photos.

Gifts may be given with your regular donations through our US or Canada office in a monetary value for one of the following:

  • Birthday or Christmas Gift - send an extra $20 at least two months before your student's birthday or Christmas to ensure they receive it on time. If you desire for a specific gift to be purchased, you may indicate so, and we will do our best to do so in Haiti.
  • Chicken or Rooster- send an extra $25 to provide the family with a chicken or rooster they can raise for meat, eggs or sale. 
  • Family Food Bundle- send an extra $30 to provide the family with a care package of a bag of dry rice, a bottle of oil & bouillon cubes. Package may include other varieties of spices or small items to help the family prepare a healthy meal. 
  • New Set of Church Clothes- send an extra $50 to provide a new pair of shoes and dress clothes for your student. Haitian church-goers always dress in their best.

 The benefiting students are attending public and private, classic and post-secondary schools outside of Haiti ARISE, as well as at Haiti ARISE Elementary School, Le College Renouveau D’Haiti and Technical & Professional School.. Classes at the Technical School include; Bible, ESL, Sewing, Mechanics, Electricity, Plumbing, Tiling, Computers and Construction. Students attending our Haiti ARISE Elementary School receive a daily hot lunch as well. Parents are still required to give an entry fee contribution of 500gds/ year (about $10 US). Technical School students are still required to pay their minimal contribution fees. Sponsorship of tech school students helps cover the costs of the class materials, operations & teachers' salaries. 

An annual update will be done with all sponsored students including a recent photo and info card and letter to be sent their sponsor at the end of the school year. 

Click here to read our Education Fund Policies Document.

 

If you have any questions about the Education Fund or you would like to sponsor a student please contact our Education Fund Administrator, Tania Thorne: education@haitiarise.org

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Food Distribution


Feed the hungry, help those who are destitute, visit the prisoner and the widow in their distress.

Food Distribution


Feed the hungry, help those who are destitute, visit the prisoner and the widow in their distress.

Food Distributions

Purpose

As a part of community outreach and to fulfill our calling to help care for the poor, Haiti ARISE is engaged in providing rice and food distributions in the communities of Grand-Goave, Tapion & Petit Goave. This program serves as a tool to draw the community in and provides us with the opportunity to share the gospel as well as other short educational teachings. It also gives us the opportunity to visit those in hospitals and prisons and help provide for the needs of widows. 

Current operations

On average, a rice distribution costs up to $3000 US and serves 500 families, potentially impacting nearly 3000 people. We serve enough rice, and sometimes other goods, to feed families for a week. This is a program that is generally funded by visiting mission teams.

We are also actively involved in providing food aid for widows in our community monthly. Sponsorship of widows is possible. This program is also funded by our local church, Legliz Mahanaim, in Haiti.

Another popular and successful food program helping provide families with more of a hand up than just a hand out, is the gifting of goats, chickens and pigs through our sponsorship program or Online Gift Catalogue.

Bag of Rice for a family: $30

Estimated Cost per Distribution: $1500- $3000 US. You can sponsor a share for $150 

Sponsor a Widow: $30/ mo.

Estimated Cost of goats, pigs, chickens: $25-$200 per animal

Click on an image below to give through our Online Gift Catalogue

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Community Well Drilling


Community Well Drilling


Community Well Drilling

Purpose

Providing clean drinking water for the communities in, and the towns surrounding, Grand-Goave is essential to meeting the basic health and sanitation needs of the people. Every well drilled by Haiti ARISE Ministries uses the service of Blue Ridge International for Christ, a Mennonite drilling mission in Haiti, and is ensured to be far from polluting latrines and other contaminated water sources.

Current operations

To date, Haiti ARISE has overseen the drilling of ten wells throughout Grand-Goave and even into Fauche and Tapion, as well as four wells on our properties that are accessible to the public. Thousands have benefited from the clean drinking water our wells provide. Each well is at least 150 feet deep and have all been tested to be free of contaminations that were found common in other community water sources, including the city water.

Funding for many of the community wells has been provided from Hungry For Life, a partnering Canadian charity.

Estimated Cost per Well: $7,500 US.

Note: Haiti ARISE does not run a well drilling business or mission. If you are interested in having a well drilled for another mission or in another area outside of Haiti ARISE's scope of ministry, please contact a well drilling company in Haiti directly. A reputable company that has always assisted Haiti ARISE is Blue Ridge, bricbase@yahoo.com.
Some other Haitian companies are:
Haiti Foretech – Located in the Sarthe area of Port au Prince on route national #1
CaribbeanDrilling Servicescaribbeandrilling@gmail.com, 3-807-0669/3-374-7062/3-105-3556
R&S International Drilling – Santo 26 or 28,  238-8526/238-8437/942-0149/557-1702/552-0563
Globel Mission, Titayen – 509-3-730-6293

For further info, you can click on the downloadable PDF reports:

HFL Well Drilling Report- May 2010

HFL Well Drilling Report- June 2011

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Goat Farm & Agriculture


Goat Farm & Agriculture


Goat Farm & Agriculture

Purpose

It has been said, “If you give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he will eat forever.” With this motto, it is our desire to train local residents basic agriculture skills and principles so they can in turn provide for their families. The goal for establishing a goat farm as well as agricultural farming is to teach husbandry and training in raising goats for dairy. This undertaking will be a part of our Technical Institute training program.

Construction

A 2-acre parcel of land was purchased in the community of Chamette, not far from our current main campus, for the purpose of establishing the goat farm. A perimeter wall was almost completely constructed, when the January 12 earthquake caused it to collapse. The wall has been rebuilt and the land planted for grass grazing plots to do graze rotations for the goats. Goat barns have been built for our male goat and our mother goats, as well as a quarantine area for new goats just coming in to the farm. 

Current operations

The goat farm is now open and fully operational as of January 2016. We have purchased a number of imported superior bred goats.  These goats are for breeding with the Haitian goats to help improve the local stock. We currently have 15 goats and many babies coming all the time. 

We have begun a 5th grade training course to teach students how to raise goats. When they complete the six month course, they receive their own goat to take home. Once their goat has its first set of babies, they return the first baby back to the program to continue with training another group of students. 

We also provide breeding services to the community for a small fee with our superior male buck. 

Our agriculture program has also been very successful, providing vegetables for the kitchen and community, and stocks of new seeds. 

Funding for the goat farm has been largely sponsored byFarm House Natural Cheeses, Agassiz, BC. 

How You Can Help

You can help support this project by buying goats, agriculture tools, or seeds and trees through our Online Gift Catalogue or by going to our DONATE page and selecting to support the Goat Farm. 

 
 
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Leaders' Conference


Leaders' Conference


Purpose

Every January since 2006, Haiti ARISE has been holding annual conferences for Pastors and Leaders, sponsored by Minister's Fellowship International and many North American church who send guest ministers. These conferences are open to all Christian pastors and leaders from any denominational background, providing them a place to receive solid, doctrinal teaching, ministry and prayer. Pastors go home with valuable notes and resources from these conferences and look forward to coming every year. It is our goal and desire to see the local Haitian pastors be equipped with the skills and resources they need to lead their churches well. Most Haitian ministers lack formal training, thus they eagerly desire the fellowship and teaching they receive.

Current Operations

The conferences are usually held for 3-4 days. All the visiting participants are housed and served 3 meals a day that are prepared by our local church members and the whole conference is organized and staffed by all volunteer committees from Haiti ARISE's local church, Legliz Mahanaim. Guest ministers speak on topics such as Biblical Worship, Present Day Truths, Five-Fold Ministry, Church Administration, Gifts of the Spirit etc, depending on the theme and focus of the present annual conference.

How You Can Help

You can be involved in raising up leaders with us by sponsoring a conference or the purchase of Bibles for discipleship. Visit our Online Gift Catalogue or give through our DONATE page. 

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Judicial Assistance


Judicial Assistance


Judicial assistance 

Purpose

A few years ago, one of our young men from our church got himself into a bit of trouble doing something that is just typical teenage folly, but that unfortunately landed him in prison. He was held for three months in the Petit Goave prison, along with 70 other men sharing his cell where hygiene, food and sanitation were non-existent. Our church members visited often, which spurred in us to begin a prison ministry to visit the prisoners, bring them food, clothing and share songs and the Scriptures with them. This ministry has been very impacting. In one of our visits, it became clear that God was calling us to do more. 

Often times, prisoners in Haiti are not hard criminals, but rather have landed there for petty crimes such as stealing a piece of bread or getting into a fight with a neighbor. But because of the lack of justice, many of them, even when wrongfully accused, end up spending long periods of time with little hope of release in prison. Petit Goave hold the two nearest prisons to Grand-Goave, one for adult men and one for women and minors. The adult male prison hosts just two cells, maybe measuring 12 x 12 ft and can have up to 80 men per cell- no beds, no toilet, no space, no fresh air. The youth & female prison is a much smaller two-cell prison each measuring 8x5 ft and can hold up to 12 prisoners each with youth as young as 12 years old. 

Current Operations

In response to this call to do more, we have taken on a one year pilot project initiative to open a Judicial Assistance Office just a block from and facing the adult male prison. Our mandate is to seek to help assist those who have been wrongfully imprisoned or those serving exaggerated time for petty crimes. Our office space includes offices for a secretary/ receptionist, head lawyer/ coordinator & a team of four lawyers. The office is run by Mr. Fadael, a lawyer that has been in practice for a number of years, had experience in legal aid previously serving with US Aid, and has been the lawyer for Haiti ARISE for the past 10 years. The office opened April 1, 2016. 

This project is being sponsored by Clothing For A Cause. 

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Disaster Relief


Disaster Relief


Disaster Relief

Haiti ARISE is actively involved in meeting the immediate and mid to long term needs of the Haitian people. Disaster Relief is a necessary part of our ministry due to the frequent devastating hurricanes and other disasters that hit the country. 

Purpose

Areas most severely hit by Hurricane Matthew highlighted in red. Towns mentioned will receive assistance from Haiti ARISE through partnerships with local churches.

Hurricane Matthew lashed the western shores of the country with 145 mph winds. Storm surges were of up to 10 feet, with torrential rain that reach 40 inches in some areas, flooding has been sever and unprecedented. This is the worst hurricane to hit the region since 1963! 

Haiti’s infamously fragile infrastructure is extensively damaged due to the havoc wreaked by the hurricane. Thousands of Haitians are now seeking emergency shelter, with the south half of the county now being completely cut off and inaccessible to emergency aid due to the destruction of the bridge at the southern city of Petit Goave. 

The Haiti Arise campus opened its doors to the community of Grand Goave to provide emergency shelter during the on slot of the Hurricane. Many families whose homes have been completely washed away sought refuge, even some survivors arriving to the campus completely naked! People in the community have not only lost their homes, but any food supplies or belongings they may have had to the mud and debris.

Current Operations

52km southwest of Port-au-Prince is sending a local team of volunteers from Airdrie who are heading to Haiti to provide emergency relief, clean up of debris, and conduct an assessment of the extent of the overall damage. Based on this assessment, priorities will then be put into place to send additional teams down to commence with the much needed rebuilding efforts. Interested individuals, churches and business are welcome to find out how they can assist by joining or sending a team. Financial support is urgently needed. 

To read our complete disaster relief plan for the current disaster, please click below. ⤵︎

HAM- Disaster Relief- Hurricane Matthew Oct 2016

Past Operations

In 2004, Haiti ARISE was involved in Disaster Relief with Hurricane Jeanne that completely washed over the northern city of Gonaives. We sent financial support and food distributions to families who lost their homes and possessions. In 2005, we responded again to Hurricane Wilma, which washed out Grand-Goave's substantial concrete bridge, cutting off travel from the capital city to the whole western arm of the island. Weekly food & clothing distributions were held until the people got back on their feet. In 2008, four separate hurricanes hit Haiti hard, flooding people's homes, washing out and destroying belongings and completely wiping out houses along the riverbanks. That year 800 people lost their lives. Haiti ARISE responded by providing immediate shelter, food and clothing as well as home repair and rebuilding.

In 2010 the infamous 7.2 earthquake rocked Haiti harder than any previous natural disaster. The earthquake killed more than 300,000 and left another 1/2 million homeless. Haiti ARISE responded immediately by providing safe shelter, food and clothing distributions. We then partnered with Samaritan's Purse for 4 months to help respond to sanitation needs, provide clean water, medical care, Post Traumatic Stress counseling and distribute tents. Once the immediate relief stage was passed, Haiti ARISE engaged in more long-term solutions to help rebuild community homes through our EachONE BuildONE program, construct an on-site medical clinic and open our elementary school. We also engaged in drilling clean water wells for communities in need of potable water.

Hurricanes also often devastate areas of Haiti with flooding, and epidemics such as the 2011 cholera outbreaks threaten illness and even death, usually due to preventable causes such as improper hygiene care. Haiti ARISE is there to help respond rapidly when such disasters strike by providing shelter, food, water and clothing, the very basics of human survival.

For further info, you can click on the downloadable PDF for past reports:

HAM USA- Disaster Relief- April 2010

HAM USA- Disaster Relief- November 2010

HAM USA- Disaster Relief- Oct 2011