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


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. […]

Covenant Trip Report 11/12 – 11/19, 2015

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What Difference Does it Make? – Haiti trip November 2015 This was not a typical Covenant mission trip to Haiti. For starters, we had three non-Covenant participants. Two men from Madison (GA) Presbyterian joined us in an exploratory trip to determine that congregation’s interest in joining the partnership. In addition, Ernest Scott, a long time […]

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


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    Elections in Haiti

    There have been several emails that have gone out stressing the necessity to take special care as you travel to Haiti. As usual, it is not ever as dire as it appears on the cable or network news here in the U.S.  For those of us who travel there on a regular basis, it is […]

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    La Gonave Haiti Partners at Year’s End

    We approach the end of another year, and, as always, there is need for reflection. What are we doing? How much are we helping? Might we be hurting? All the questions common to good, conscientious development groups. On top of evaluating our work and focus, we look back on the situation that our partners in […]

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    Casting a Net

    This December I’d like to share a story of one woman’s super sized hope and courage, and the ways in which our partnership’ s expanded healthcare network saved her life. Mrs O is a 44 year old who lives in one of the remote mountainous neighborhoods on LaGonave. In the past she faithfully attended the […]

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    Get A Job

    Every now and then we stop, turn away from the problems to be solved, and realize what tremendous progress we are making. This week we have been gathering statistics for some reorganization of our business model and realized that we are supporting more than 215 jobs on an island with a 95% unemployments rate. As […]

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    A Thousand words…

    We have many wonderful photographs and images of our partnership programs. It warms the heart to see little children with a huge plate of rice and beans or a new baby carefully tended to by a trained midwife. Fundraising experts tell us that donors love to see their contributions in action. One of our most […]

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