Hope for Haiti

Hope for Haiti is a nonprofit organization based in Naples, Florida and founded in 1990 by JoAnne Kuehner. The mission of the organization is to improve the quality of life for the Haitian people, particularly children, through education, healthcare, water, infrastructure and economy. [1] In addition, Hope for Haiti has an emergency relief component and has responded to several natural disasters like the 2010 Haiti Earthquake and Matthew Hurricane since its founding.



Hope for Haiti considers education to be keystone to sustainable development. By supporting, strengthening, and expanding the resources of existing schools, Hope for Haiti provides the tools they need to create their own future.


Hope for Haiti works to improve the overall health of its partner communities with the patient at the center of this process. Hope for Haiti distributes medications and supplies to rural partners throughout the South and provides school-based public health outreach to students and their communities. To provide more quality services and local resources for local communities. Treatment and follow-up care are at Hope for Haiti’s Infirmary, where patients receive low-cost, primary care for dental, surgical, wounds, and laboratory testing.


Through Hope for Haiti’s Clean Water Program, the organization installs and maintains solar-powered Ultraviolet (UV) water purification systems and wells in community-accessible rentals. Haiti, Haitian water technician. In conjunction with Hope for Haiti’s school-based Public Health Program, trained Community Health Workers (CHWs) educates over 2,400 students and their families on the importance of clean water, sanitation and hygiene. This approach ensures the development of healthy clothes at the youngest age.


Hope for Haiti’s partnerships with Yunus Social Business Ltd. (YSB Haiti) and the Dalio Foundation promote economic sustainability and promote social businesses in rural communities. The goal is to create long-lasting sustainability for school operations.


In many Haitian communities, there are huge demands for school and community infrastructure improvement projects. Hope for Haiti is proud to be one of several partners. Along with the support of local and international partners and donors, Hope for Haiti has made it possible to engage with children and their families with efficient, safe and beautiful spaces to live, work, learn and play.

2010 Haiti earthquake

Within 24 hours of the January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti , Hope for Haiti Relief Responded with emergency buckets and the distribution of medical supplies. The organization has since when? ] airlifted thousands of pounds of medicines, supplies, construction materials, and food and water distributed to the survivors. citation needed ] Hope for Haiti field staff at the Villa Creole and at “The General Hospital” in Port-au-Prince . [2] [3]

Hope for Haiti feels over $ 20 million in supplies to Haiti in the first four weeks following the quake citation needed ] . The delivery of medicines and equipment is a part of the organization’s on-going mission. Support from Southwest Florida and international communities both monetarily and through hundreds of volunteer hours. [4]

Hope for Haiti feels over a thousand peers in Haiti. Criminal law attorney Peter Aiken said his client, train gas station owner Hathum Ayesh, who had been arrested for selling counterfeit shoes, wanted the shoes to go to a good cause instead of being destroyed. Nike provided a letter releasing the use of the shoes and Hope for Haiti guaranteed delivery to Haiti. [5]


  1. Jump up^ “About Us – Overview” . Naples, Florida: Hope for Haiti . Retrieved 2013-05-20 .
  2. Jump up^ Albers, David (January 17, 2010). “Hope for Haiti doctor: ‘This is as chaotic as it could be ‘ ” . NaplesNews.com . Naples, Florida: EW Scripps Co. Retrieved 2013-05-20 .
  3. Jump up^ Albers, David (January 18, 2010). “Naples organization continues to bring Hope for Haiti” . NaplesNews.com . Naples, Florida: EW Scripps Co. Retrieved 2013-05-20 .
  4. Jump up^ Organ, Phil (February 1, 2010). “Naples doctor shares his experience helping earthquake victims in Haiti” . NaplesNews.com . Naples, Florida: EW Scripps Co. Retrieved 2013-05-20 .
  5. Jump up^ “A step up: 1,200 peers of confiscated counterfeit Nike shoes headed to Haiti” . NaplesNews.com . Naples, Florida: EW Scripps Co. January 29, 2010 . Retrieved 2013-05-20 .

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