Manna of Hope Nourishment Center has hired Ms. Kenia Edourd, RN with post-college certificate from Midwives for Haiti. The Center is now open 3 days a week.
Ms. Marie Louis has been hired as a part-time assistant to midwife, as she provides registration, records, and organization at the Center. She is also studying to become a matron.
We provide monthly prenatal medical screen to pregnant women 1-9 month gestation, 3 months of postpartum support and education.
We provide classroom prenatal and postnatal education classes. All mothers are required to attend monthly classes.
Mothers pay a small fee to receive services for 9-12 months of education and nutritional support.
Each month mother receives food supplements, prenatal & iron vitamins, instructions on treatment of water with bleach, and classroom instruction on maternal care.
Each week, 15 mountain community matrons receive 3-hour classroom education in World Health Organization standard level of care of midwifery in the field. Supplies for field deliveries are also provided.
Mothers receive referrals to local medical hospital for medical concerns found during their monthly exams.
7-10 women are seen each day at the Center.
Mothers bring newborns into the Center for well-baby checks with in 1 week of delivery. We provide education on breastfeeding and complete medical screen of mom and baby to determine high risk situations that may be concerning. We provide mother and infant celebration kits to share the word of Christ with them.
We have running water, 2 bathrooms and 2 medical exam tables for medical screens.
We have acquired emergency transportation for maternal delivery complications.
Christian Education Pre-K thru 9th grade
Provide Christian education to the children in Arcahaie, Haiti at little to no cost.
Provide highly nutritious hot lunches each school day through Feed My Starving Children.
Provide nutritious breakfast food we call "Peanut Butter Toast" which is locally sourced to improve behavior, learning and focus during the morning hours of the school day.
Clean Treated Water
Provide clean drinking water to children and staff during the school day in order to prevent dehydration, illness and fatigue.
Provide clean water to cook food and wash dishes.
Second attempt to drill a well to bring clean water to the School of Hope, Manna of Hope Nourishment Center, and the local commuity.
Provide education and water for hand-washings to prevent Cholera and other stomach ailments due to poor hygiene practices.
Matron (unskilled birth attendants) Education
Provide continued education of local mountain matrons, in recognizing high risk pregnancies and utilize safe, current birthing techniques.
Provide food and water to school families during school breaks and on weekends.
Education Expansion to 12th grade
Provide expanded education for grades 10th through 12th.