In August 2017, Anchor of Hope, Haiti (AOHH) nonprofit was formed by a partnership between Haitian and American Christian friends. AOHH is a 501C3 non-profit organization to help support a very poor community near Arcahaie, Haiti. AOHH provides spiritual, financial and material infrastructure support for the following Christian ministries in this mountain settlement.
Education is such privilege in Haiti. In 2011 we started with about 40 children, and now provide a very-low cost school for almost 400 children. Our school provides education from Pre-Kindergarten through 9th grade. Each family is expected to pay a nominal fee for their children to attend school.
A Haitian proverb: “An empty sack cannot stand” provides our incentive to provide food and education as this is the only way out of oppression and poverty. We provide employment to 32+ staff with monthly fair wages on campus, in a country where there is 80% unemployment
Manna of Hope Nourishment Center opened in January 2019, as a ministry that provides Haitian midwives and mountain matrons in the Arcahaie community. Currently 12 local matrons have graduated from our program with education in the WHO standard-of-care for home delivery.
Our goal is to improve women’s health, as this is not seen as important in Haiti. Women are fed spiritually, emotionally, physically and mentally throughout their pregnancy. We accomplish this through monthly prenatal visits with our certified RN midwife. Our goal is to reduce infant and maternal mortality, as this is the highest in the Western Hemisphere.