We’re excited about what God is doing in Mapou, Haiti, because of your support and generosity.
Interested in learning more? Contact our leaders.
WHY IS THIS HAITI PARTNERSHIP DIFFERENT?
The Federation Model
Heart to Heart International is pioneering sustainable development in Southeast Haiti in their Federation model. The Federation is the collaboration of individuals from various “sectors” of the larger community. These sectors include the religious, business, medical, educational, agricultural, and other spheres of life in the the Haitian cultural community.
In Mapou the federation is comprised of around 15 individuals. The Federation is in the process of doing an ethnographic study of their local community while simultaneously developing their own leadership abilities in areas of conflict management, financial literacy, and ingenuity. After the completion of their training, they will identify core projects within Mapou that will best improve their preferred future for all generations of the community.
Get to know our federation in their bios below!
HEALTHCARE THAT ACTUALLY WORKS.
TRAINED MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS FROM MAPOU
Nurse Marie Aline serves the Mapou and Grand-Gosier communities 5 days a week, and once a month Dr. Pierre spends a full week at the temporary Mapou clinic. Nurse Marie keeps medical records on each of her patients and supplies them with critical medicines and vitamins needed to treat and prevent common ailments in Haiti.
Where is Mapou?
Mapou is in an incredibly remote portion of Haiti. Nestled on the other side of the Haitian Sud-Est Mountains, Mapou is within view of the ocean and 7300' mountain peaks. Mapou is so remote, that the Red Cross has never even made it to this region of Haiti. Watch the video on the right to see exactly where Mapou is in relation to the remainder of Haiti and the Dominican Republic!
Core to Mapou's success as a community is its development of the Federation leadership team. The Federation leaders in Mapou are currently in the process of receiving regular training regarding conflict resolution, financial literacy, agricultural efficiencies, and a host of other important facets of life in Haiti. In July, we sent a team to take play a role in a training session!