Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere
A mere 90-minute plane ride southeast of Miami, Haiti’s people suffer almost unimaginable hardship. In the nation’s poorest communities, 1 in every 10 children dies before reaching age 5. Because conditions are so dire, even a small donation of $10 can save lives, providing access to vaccinations and emergency medical care.
Health care builds a foundation for sustainable change
Haiti has long suffered from poverty, lack of education, corruption and political instability. In 2010, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake further devastated the nation, killing a quarter of a million people. Addressing the country’s dire health care needs and training Haitians in the medical field will help lay a solid foundation upon which Haiti can rebuild better than before.
Real change means helping Haitians help themselves
Project Medishare’s approach is different than many other non-profits because it does not seek to simply “give” Haitians access to basic health care through medical aid and missions. Project Medishare has always believed that a “Train the Trainers” model is the most effective way to help Haitians help themselves. The goal is to build capacity and empower Haitians to create and sustain their own healthcare system by investing in the training, education and employment of local medical professionals.