Our Mission

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The La Gonave Haiti Partnership is a “ministry of presence” and a community development partnership between the people of La Gonave, the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti and the United States Partners. We work  together on: Education Healthcare Nutrition Agriculture Water Economic Opportunity The US partners are ecumenical and include Episcopal, Anglican and Presbyterian churches;  local […]

Our Partners

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The US Partnership works with the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti to promote sustainable growth and development for the people of La Gonave Haiti. We use an accompaniment model of development that addresses the traditional problems of “rescue aid” by building human capabilities and capacities within the communities through education, economic development and improved public health. […]

First Scots Trip Report – April 2015

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Bill Rice Clinic Our team of eleven felt God’s presence each morning as we joined the Haitian staff who started each clinic day with the patients in the waiting room with beautiful singing and prayers together. The home made nametags for all Bill Rice staff, students and visiting team helped all of us to get […]

La Gonave Haiti

The Island of La Gonave, Haiti

La Gonave Island (French: Ile de la Gonave) is an island of Haiti located to the west-northwest of Port-au-Prince in the Gulf of Gonave. It is the largest of the Hispaniolan satellite islands situated off the mainland. The island is an arrondissement, La Gonave Arrondissement, in the Quest Department of Haiti and includes the communities of Anse-a-Galet and Poine-a-Raquette.

Haiti has been called “the land that the world forgot” and La Gonave has been called “the land that Haiti forgot.” Learn More

Blog

  • Annual Partnership Meeting – Hickory, NC July 23-25

    The La Gonave Haiti Partnership will gather at one of our partner churches, St. Alban’s Episcopal Church for our annual partnership meeting next week. Pere Vil and Pere Ajax from the Diocese of Haiti will join us for the event. All year scores of partners, at great expense of time and money, travel to La […]

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    First Fruits – Our Maternal Health Program

    In 2014 we began a Partnership-wide effort to improve the health of women and their babies in the ten communities that we serve on the island of La Gonave.  First, a variety of existing programs at Bill Rice Clinic were strengthened through improved training and salary support (community health workers and matrones).  Secondly we interviewed […]

  • 2015 La Gonave Summit

    “Alone We Can Do So Little…”

    “….together we can do so much.” That is the way Helen Keller stated it. In Haitian Kreyol the proverb is “Men anpil, chay pa lou.” Many hands make work light. February of this year, 2015, a gathering of 40 people met at the Wesleyan compound on the island of La Gonave for the 3rd annual […]

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    Third Annual La Gonave Summit

    In early February, Dr. Jim Ingvoldstad, Dr. Barbara Robertson, Deb Griffin and Lee Wilder spent three days at the Bill Rice Clinic. Thanks to a generous grant from the Presbyterian Thank Offering, badly needed repairs have been made at the Bill Rice Clinic! The ancient solar power batteries have been replaced and a new inverter […]

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    Annual Report 2014

    January 2015 We have completed our second full year as a 501c-3 organization and are proud to report investing nearly $350,000 in programs in Haiti during 2014. We were honored to receive a grant of over $40,000 for our maternal health program through the generosity of the Presbyterian Women Thank Offering.  This has funded badly […]

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