Current Initiatives


CENTRE DE SANTE SAINT MARTIN II; Port au Prince - supporting a medical clinic in need...

One Hundred For Haiti are working in conjunction with Dr. Jacques Denis, the director of the Centre de Sante St. Martin, a medical clinic in Port-au-Prince. We first met Dr. Denis in the summer of 2008 in Port-au-Prince. He explained that he'd been serving the Delmas 4 neighborhood and its sixty thousand inhabitants for over ten years. After the earthquake, when we went back to Haiti, we stayed with Dr. Denis and visited the clinic where he worked for all those years. The parking area in front of the clinic was filled with patients and we were told that these people would not go inside the building for fear of another earthquake, so they were being treated in tents outside. One Hundred For Haiti was originally founded in order to support the work of Dr. Jacques Denis at the Centre De Sante Saint Martin II, a public health clinic in the Delmas 4 neighborhood of Port au Prince. What differentiates this clinic and Dr. Denis' work from others is that since the earthquake, Dr. Denis has been giving away medicine to people in need if they cannot afford to pay. We promised to help him with this work, and have come through by continuing to stock the shelves of his medical clinic with medicine and supplies. One Hundred For Haiti has also paid for structural repairs to the building itself, which was damaged in the earthquake. This is essential because of the widespread fear in Haiti that another earthquake is imminent. People, even when sick or injured, do not want to enter the clinic for fear of the building collapsing on top of them. The repairs to the cracked walls and stairs give reassurance. One Hundred For Haiti also paid for an examination room to be added to the clinic in 2011. All of these building initiatives utilize Haitian labor, paid fair wages, so that those workers can provide for their families. As one man told us while we were there: "Even more than money, we want a way to make money." Providing jobs is one step towards sustainability. We have a letter from Dr. Denis (still current as of 12/17/2011 even thought it is dated from two years ago), including a list of the supplies he needs. We've reprinted it below. If you have access to any of these supplies, or know of anyone interested or able to volunteer for two to three weeks in any of the capacities listed in the volunteer section, please contact us.

Kay Angel, Creole for Angel House has as its mission to provide a home and education for children infected or affected by AIDS in Jacmel Haiti, 25 miles south of Port au Prince. The orphanage opened its doors in 2007 and is now home to 13 children. 5 are HIV+; 2 are severely handicapped; all are lucky to be alive. They are the fortunate exceptions to the estimated 225,000 child slaves in Haiti, children as young as five years old who lost their parents and are now forced to work just to survive. The orphanage’s director, Lia van de Donk, and her local staff care for the children 24/7. Half of them are of school age and visited either the local kindergarten, a school for the handicapped or were taught by own private teacher – until the earthquake destroyed all three facilities. One Hundred For Haiti is currently supporting Kay Angel by providing school supplies, and is putting together plans. Support for Kay Angel comes via private donations, from people like you.

A long-standing relationship with the villagers of La Source Haiti has allowed us to be directly involved in their lives in a number of ways. Immediately after the quake, a personal friend gave the then fledgling One Hundred For Haiti a generous donation that allowed for one villager injured by the earthquake to receive immediate medical attention in a private medical clinic. That same donor also paid for the safe transport from Port au Prince to the Dominican Republic and then home to New York to her father for a teenage girl who had been stranded in Haiti while visiting family. Her family, and her father, are the connection we have to the village of La Source. Since then, One Hundred For Haiti followed through with a promise to deliver over 2,000 lbs of rice to the village from the United States during a time when food was in short supply. Recently, we sent funds to repair a damaged roof on a structure that housed a number of people from one particular family. These people would have been rained on throughout the rainy season in the summer of 2011 had it not been for your donations. Our future involvement in the village will include projects ranging from the building of a medical clinic and school, to the establishment of electricity in the village.

In the spring of 2010, One Hundred For Haiti arranged for the donation, transport, and deliver by sea of 35,000 lbs of food, tents and medical supplies from the United States to Carrefour Haiti. Much of this was made possible by a donation from a legal management consulting firm in Boston. After helping to secure a massive donation of rice, we had that rice sent from Little Rock Arkansas from our donor to Florida, where it sailed to Haiti aboard the Schooner Halie and Matthew. Upon arrival, One Hundred For Haiti navigated the necessary customs/import legalities through a newly developed network of in person relationships. These connections allowed for the supplies to make it safely through and into the country where they were then distributed to people in need.