Our Work and Involvement in the Haiti Communities.
Brice Foundation has been seriously involved in the Haitian community in various ways since September 2011, a little over a year after the earthquake. We have invested in many programs and activities across the country and will continue to do so. We have helped many children to go to school, for some to stay in school. We have distributed food, shoes, clothes, school bags, school kits, and health or hygiene kits to needy children and struggling families across the country. We have also organized health fare/drive where those who cannot afford it can get medical assistance needed free of charge.
Haiti is a country that’s been affected by many types of diseases, such as dengue fever, yellow fever, chikungunya, cholera bacterium disease to name a few. As one can notice, most of those diseases have one thing in common, poor living and sanitary conditions. We’re raising awareness on the importance of food security, clean water, and better living condition to local authorities and other concerned agencies.
Through the journey of healing from those diseases, Brice Foundation has been there and will continue to be there to help the helpless and the voiceless ones for years to come. We have also distributed toys and other types of gifts to children every year through a program known as “Christmas for the Poor” that has been supported by many well-
known companies and organizations overseas that are working to ease children’s lives across the globe, such as Feed the Children, Walmart, Clean The World, Buckner Foundation, the LDS church to name a few. We are also in the process of building schools across the country in order to give the opportunity to those who can’t afford to go to the school financially, the chance to do so.
We’re also investing our resources in helping individuals getting out of poverty through two great programs known as “Empowering the Poor” and “Empowering Women” with empowering the Poor and Empowering women what we do is teaching individuals living in poverty how to manage money and where to find resources available to them locally and nationally. We also help them financially to become independent through our micro-credit system, where people can borrow money to invest in projects that we find deem to invest in. To get more information, interested individuals would have to speak with one of our local representative on how this program work and where to get the support needed.
We are also working on eliminating Restavek in Haiti. Restavek by definition is a modern slavery system that has affected two out of 15 children living in poverty in Haiti. This slavery system is been around for years. In fact, it is a common practice across the country. Some of the ways we have helped are: providing health assistance, food, shelter, and education to those children. As a nonprofit organization that makes children living in poverty our top priority, we are obligated to denounce this form of practice and use every tool necessary to stop innocent children from being exploited socially.