As of March 20th, Haiti has taken proactive steps to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Borders, ports, airports, schools, universities, and factories are closed. A curfew is in effect. The government has disseminated public health information.
These changes, like the ones we're all experiencing, are affecting this already strained nation.
The disruption to the already precarious economic situation of most families translates to a lack of access to basic supplies. In addition, no families in the area we serve have running water and most do not have any kind of "hand washing station" at home.
Our In-Country Director has urgently requested assistance in providing basic supplies to our struggling families. We believe in buying locally whenever possible and so are asking for your support in helping keep the virus at bay with hygienic supplies and helping keep families nourished while they follow social distancing orders. See our basic "shopping list" and please help however you can.
Looking ahead, we want to provide the continuity and confidence that families can rely on in these uncertain times. Though immediate food and sanitation needs must be met, our students want to return to school. Consider becoming a school sponsor and take away the worry of whether a child can be educated next year. We welcome new sponsors and appreciate donations of all amounts, which help support students without sponsors.
Mesi anpil. Thank you so much.
We all appreciate your support.
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