We Care Haiti's work is widespread, responsive to both immediate troubles and systemic brokenness. Here is a sampling of our work in Haiti.
Medical Emergencies - Jesusman
This young woman was hit by a high-speed truck on the highway. Her body was so badly damaged that the locals tried to wave WCH representatives away, saying, "Leave her, she is dead." Convinced that there was hope, these men began praying for her and performing on site trauma care. They were soon able to rush her to a competent local trauma unit, where the trauma team was shocked to find her still living. Her name is "Jesusman," and soon after her recovery, she chose to follow the true Jesus Man and gave her life to Christ.
Reconstruction - Croix Hillaire Baptist Church & School
Pastor Neance Odera of Croix Hillaire (Calvary) Baptist Church has been pastoring in Haiti since the mid-1980s. He and his small staff had labored for years to build not only their church building, but also a school where their community's children could come to study and learn in safety. Then, in 2010, the infamous earthquake levelled most of their work in one day.
We Care Haiti has partnered with Croix Hillaire, sending regular short-term teams to the site in order to help with the rebuild. The classrooms are becoming functional once more, and the security wall that protects their compound is rising quickly.
Feeding the Hungry - Earthquake Relief
In the months following the 2010 earthquake, it quickly became apparent to the NGOs and relief organizations in the area that, unless a great deal of food was immediately acquired and rapidly distributed, a great number of people were going to die from starvation. After a brief meeting with the National Director of the World Food Program (United Nations), We Care Haiti had the honor of being the recipient and primary distributor of not only 2000+ gallons of water, but also 37 metric tons of cornmeal, rice, sugar, and milk to earthquake victims across the island of Haiti.
Children of Haiti - Herve
Herve's was a story typical of Haitian children, no less grievous because it is so common: a 12-year old orphan living on the street, with no parents, no regular nutrition, and no hope for an education or a better life. Then, in August 2009, he was taken in by Diakonos International, one of the many Haitian orphanages We Care Haiti has the honor of providing with food. Now, he is being well fed and cared-for, attending school with the other Diakonos children, blessed with a hope and a future.