Haiti is currently the poorest country in the western hemisphere. The small Caribbean nation faces frequent natural disasters. In 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake killed more than 300,000 Haitians and left 1.5 million people without homes.
The Saint Rock Haiti Foundation was founded in 2002 in Milton, Massachusetts. Since then, the foundation has brought much-needed aid to people living in less developed regions of rural Haiti. The main focus of the Saint Rock Haiti Foundation is to ensure access to high-quality healthcare for Haitians in need. To accomplish this goal, the Saint Rock Haiti Foundation Clinic was constructed and staffed by a team of qualified Haitian medical professionals. The clinic has since seen over 37,000 registered patients and delivered quality healthcare to people in dire need.
After the earthquake in 2010, the Saint Rock Haiti Foundation took the initiative to help rebuild homes and healthcare in Haiti. Their focus extends past healthcare and strives to promote community development to improve the quality of life for those in need. Primary and secondary education in Haiti is not free, and the Saint Rock Haiti Foundation has stepped up to help provide tuition costs for families who cannot afford the cost of their children’s education. Additionally, families in need can receive a stipend to ensure they can provide their children with proper nutrition.
One of the biggest hardships faced by Haitians after the earthquake was and continues to be access to clean water. The Saint Rock Haiti Foundation undertook the task of pumping fresh spring water from the highlands of the country to citizens living in places where it is inaccessible.
The Saint Rock Haiti Foundation depends on the help of donations and volunteers to help provide homes and healthcare in Haiti. The health clinic is regularly staffed with American doctors who travel to Haiti on missions to lend a hand. The Saint Rock Haiti Foundation also supports projects where people interested in lending a hand on the ground in Haiti can fundraise and build homes for those in need. With the help of groups like The Saint Rock Haiti Foundation, Haitians in the most desperate need have been given much-needed aid.
– Tyler Troped