Ansamn ansamn, nou pi fo! Together, together we are stronger. Haitian Proverb
Do You Really Know ?

We are beset with news articles about large, well-known and well-funded NGOs that have not used donations to fulfill their missions to better people’s lives. The La Gonave Haiti Partners use your donations to directly help the people of La Gonave, Haiti. We know them by name. We know their families. We worship with them when we are in Haiti.

Our nearly 30 years on La Gonave have taught us that people on the island want jobs. They want to educate their children and themselves. They want access to healthcare and food and safe drinking water. But, what we hear most often is that they want the tools they need to help each other. So they can teach, grow food, start small businesses, and help their community thrive.

We can give you statistics. This past year, we educated 1500 children and fed them a hot, nutritious lunch, educated 200 adult literacy students, provided 1000 women with prenatal care, and treated 345 children who were malnourished. We provided micro credit to 50+ entrepreneurs, distributed over 100 pregnant goats to farmers who had lost their livestock in Hurricane Matthew and, in total, supported the salaries of 225 people – teachers, cooks, doctors, nurses, midwives, community health workers, builders, translators, and more — on the island of La Gonave.

All of these people have directly benefited from your generous donations. You should know the names, faces and stories of the people whose lives you have changed because of your generosity. That is how you really know that what you are giving is making a difference. It feels good to support worthy organizations. It feels really good to see what a difference it makes.

Over the next two months, we are going to be posting many of the stories from the last year as part of our Annual Campaign. You will meet the people who have had their lives changed because of you. The money you give to the Annual Campaign allows us to respond to their needs as they arise. Money to our programs is important, but we also need the flexibility to shift our focus when there are natural disasters, droughts, and needs that come to our attention as a result of our many visits to partner with these people who we know and love.

At this time of giving, please accept our profound gratitude for your gifts of the last year. Know that we appreciate your thinking of La Gonâve and its people as you plan year-end giving. It is our honor and ethical duty to see that what you give us changes the lives of others. We take our job seriously!

Julie Hope and Lee Wilder, Development Committee, La Gonâve Haiti Partners

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David is representative of many of the young Haitians we see who want to learn, to work, and to help their neighbors get ahead as well. It is such a pleasure to see him featured here. Please help us continue this work. ... See MoreSee Less

NOW, LOOK WHAT YOU’VE DONE! David Bierhoff is a senior at St. Francis, the only secondary school supported by the Partnership and one of the few on the island. He struggles to pay his tuition, but, in spite of that, has participated in the English classes offered through the Partnership. Here is what he has to say about how his life is changed by these programs: I want to thank people for supporting my school. Education is very, very important in Haiti. My mother works hard to pay my tuition and I hope she can earn enough so I can finish the year. Lisa and Donna (English teachers from the US) taught me how to be a teacher. Now I love teaching English to younger students at St. Francis. I feel like I am helping other Haitians. David is a hard worker, but not unique. Many of the people you help want to help their community. They all understand that long-term change is the responsibility of the Haitian people. But, for now, what you are doing is giving the hand up they need. And, just look what a difference it makes! Please continue to support our Annual Fund so we can give Haitians what they need to help each other. DONATE lagonavepartners.kindful.com/ No tote bags, no T-shirts, just transformation

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NOW, LOOK WHAT YOU’VE DONE!

David Bierhoff is a senior at St. Francis, the only secondary school supported by the Partnership and one of the few on the island. He struggles to pay his tuition, but, in spite of that, has participated in the English classes offered through the Partnership. Here is what he has to say about how his life is changed by these programs:

I want to thank people for supporting my school.
Education is very, very important in Haiti. My
mother works hard to pay my tuition and I hope
she can earn enough so I can finish the year. Lisa
and Donna (English teachers from the US) taught
me how to be a teacher. Now I love teaching English
to younger students at St. Francis. I feel like I am
helping other Haitians.


David is a hard worker, but not unique. Many of the people you help want to help their community. They all understand that long-term change is the responsibility of the Haitian people. But, for now, what you are doing is giving the hand up they need. And, just look what a difference it makes! Please continue to support our Annual Fund so we can give Haitians what they need to help each other.
DONATE lagonavepartners.kindful.com/

No tote bags, no T-shirts, just transformation
... See MoreSee Less

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