2007-2011 we raised approximately $200,000, and built 2 new, concrete, school
buildings made up of 16 classrooms. These new school buildings, intended to
serve the Saltadere community, now aid in the education of over 700 students,
many of which are refugees from Port-au-Prince and other areas. Along with
these new school buildings we also assist in the upkeep of two other area
schools that service the roughly 40,000 people living in the Saltadere region.
Moving forward we hope to build more school buildings to accommodate the increase
in student enrollment. If you would like to sponsor a child, please see the
Summary of Our
While we have made significant progress in these areas there is still much
to be done. Our current projects include the upkeep of 3 schools in the
area, sponsorship of individual students, facilitating healthcare in the
region, the creation of a new clinic building, irrigation and other clean
water projects, and a micro-loan fund aimed at assisting local businesses.
If you are interested in contributing to any of these endeavors please see
Singing Rooster Coffee
Great opportunity to support people in
Haiti! 100% of Singing Rooster's
proceeds go back to Haiti to provide direct assistance to rural coffee
farming communities. The proceeds from coffee also support new teacher
education to ensure human development in Haiti.
There are currently three
locations where you can purchase Singing Rooster Coffee
and help people in Haiti with your donation:
1. St. Thomas Church
2. Catholic Mass in Field School, Crozet
3. Holy Comforter Church
(See the links below for the location
Please follow this
link to see the updates from Saltadere, Haiti.
Our Old Web site
Please follow this
link to see all of the familiar content of our previous website.
A web site discussing the ongoing projects in Saltadere,
Haiti sponsored by friends in the Charlottesville, Virginia area and members
of St. Thomas Aquinas Church and Holy Comforter Church.
Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the Americas due to many natural disasters
which have destroyed economic growth. Our goal is to provide long term assistance
to a remote area of Haiti, the roughly 40,000 people living in the Saltadere
region. Over the past few years we have built two new school buildings, established
a medical clinic, and begun a clean water project for irrigation and everyday
In the early 1990’s our church (committee) set out to provide lasting
assistance in whatever way possible to an impoverished region of Haiti. Since
then Haiti, and the Saltadere community, has faced multiple hurricane disasters
which destroyed homes, businesses, and lives. The result was a community that
have also begun a clinic to help those struggling with disease and illness in
the region. We help midwives and doctors treat their patients by provided pharmaceuticals
and other supplies. One of our current goals is to raise money for a new clinic
building. This new building would give people a permanent place to go and be
treated rather than the temperamental nature of a makeshift clinic. It would
provide beds, instead of mattresses on a floor, and the ability to house more
permanent medical devices for long term care. To donate to the healthcare fund
please click below.
project we are involved with is a clean water project. There are two main sources
of water in Saltadere, a river and a water pipeline. The water pipeline provides
clean, potable water to the community, while the river is mostly used for irrigation.
However many people are unable to attain water from the pipeline and instead
use river water for drinking and eating, leading to diseases such as cholera.
Our aim is to expand the pipeline so that more people have access to safe water.
We also intend to expand the irrigation from the river to the amount of land
usable for agriculture. Please donate to our clean water fund by clicking the
final project we are a part of is a micro-loan fund designed to provide local
businesses with startup capital. The creation of business is essential in revitalizing
a region’s economy. We have helped create a liquid soap business which
is the first manufacturing operation in the area. The establishment of successful
businesses with essential products is a key to growth. If you would like to
help with your expertise on the matter or donate to our micro-loan fund please
copy the information from the link below.
These projects are all part of creating a sustainable
long-term community with the goal of complete independence. With our assistance,
the region of Saltadere can greatly increase its standards of living and eventually
develop an independent and self-sustaining economy.