In 2009, over 90% of the children in the Tremesse area had been unable to finish even primary school. Many of the families could not afford a single meal each day for themselves and their children, and the village had no wells or ready access to clean water.
Hands for Haiti continues to break the cycle of poverty in Tremesse by providing education, nutrition, and basic health care for the children and clean water for the village in a faith based environment. Hands for Haiti is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit that has provided these services by building and operating St Mark’s School in the village.
Our organization helps educate over 200 children from pre-school through the 9th grade. We have a staff of 14 teachers, a principal and administrator. Despite the transient nature of the villagers, __ percent of our students move on to the next grade level each year.
Hands for Haiti provides each child a nutritious lunch year round, and from our newer tilapia pond and chicken coop we are able to offer minimal meal support to their families as well.
Because of our nutrition efforts, the children are remarkably healthier than before. In partnership with a local clinic, basic health care is provided.
By constructing four wells and two sets of toilettes, the school and the villagers now have ready access to clean water.
Our dream is to provide these children with the tools to enter trade school or University and lift up the entire Tremessee area.