This is where you can make a HUGE difference in the life of these children. Ongoing supports are needed to keep this ministry alive. Below are some of the needs and ways to help…
Below is a list of opportunities for you and your organization to get involved. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Sponsor a Child
- In this rural area of Haiti meals (usually rice and beans) cost about $1.50 per meal to provide. That’s $4.50/day per child. The current supports do not allow us to feed the children 3 times a day. With existing supports we can reduce the cost to about $1.25 US per meal. You can sponsor a meal a day for child by donating $38 a month in US dollars.
Sponsor a Teacher
- The average teacher’s salary in Haiti is about $90 US/month. The teachers at Mont Sinai have huge hearts to help these children and have agree to work for only $60/month. Your monthly donation of $60 helps provide an education to hundreds of children. Through this opportunity for a free education, these children have a chance to break the cycle of poverty their area has endured for as long as anyone there can remember. $60.00/month in US dollars.
- Each year students need school supplies in order to participate in the free education being offered by Mont Sinai. You can help a child receive all the necessary supplies for the with a one-time gift of only $125.00 in US dollars.
- Each year we send medical missions to visit this remote area. While the medical volunteers have great hearts to help, they need the proper tools and medicating to treat the people here. Your donation to this cause could save a life!
Other Ways to Get Involved
Medical Clinic Building. The nearest doctors to this community of approximately 60,000 are about 2 hours away – for those who can actually afford the transportation. Our goal is to provide a medical clinic in this community. We have already secured the land and now need the funds to build the center and provide solar power and water filtration. Total cost remaining for this project is about $175,000 in US dollars.
Ministry Vehicle. Getting to this remote area of Haiti is difficult. Pastor St. Victor currently traverses the rough terrain via “moto taxi” on a daily basis. Bringing in supplies on what amounts to a moped is difficult and expensive. The “road” to the orphanage crosses a river twice and any times of the year can only be navigated in a 4-wheel-drive vehicle. When missions teams come in or heavier supplies (such as large bags of rice and beans) are delivered additional costs are incurred. We need your help in acquiring a decent 4WD vehicle for the ministry. In Haiti, these heavy-duty vehicles cost about $65,000.00 in US dollars.
Solar-powered Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration. Water quality is an issue throughout the nation of Haiti. Untold numbers of lives are lost every year due to poor water quality or lack of access to water. Mont Sinai has already managed to divert water to the school and orphanage, thanks in part to Rotary donations. However, the quality of the water remains inconsistent and at times is laden with bacteria that can cause serious health problems or even death. Additionally, during droughts the water supply can dry up. We have developed and water containment system to catch and hold in reserve rain water during wet season for use during the dry season. The contain and solar powered filtration project can be completed for about $45,000.00 in US dollars.
Dual-Purpose School and Church Building. For years Mont Sinai has support the community of Gasse, which is about a 2-1/2 hour hike up a rugged mountain foot path from the orphanage. In this community Mont Sinai provide the same assistance they do at the main base, but there are additional hurdles to the work in Gasse. Currently, smaller children who cannot make the arduous hike to the school are educated in a mud structure in Gasse. This building is not safe during rainy season or during droughts. Mont Sinai would like to build a solid block building for these children. The local community has pledged the labor but we will need to provide $40,000 worth of supplies to compete a 3-room school. $40,000 in US dollars.
Sustainability Projects. Currently under development are several sustainability projects. Primarily, we are developing agricultural opportunities for locals to grow exportable items such as coffee, cocoa (chocolate) and moringa. Additionally, Mont Sinai has been raising goats for sustainability. These are longer-term projects that will take several years to develop, but will allow the community to receive a hard-earned income and discontinue reliance on outside donations. Check in regularly for updates in the sustainability projects.
Looking for Other Ways to Help?
If you’re looking to get involved a different way, feel free to connect with us and let us know how you’d like to help.