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WE ARE A CHRISTIAN MINISTRY

We demonstrate Christian values as illustrated by the Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you"

(Matthew 7:12);

 

We respect the Haitian culture through compassionate care, neighborly love, and the honoring of all faiths and traditions of the Haitian people; and

 

We provide hope to rural Haitians through a humanitarian effort that includes accessibility to education, healthcare, and employment.

Bethlehem Ministry provides sustainable solutions that give Haitians the hope and the power to change their lives.

We help overcome poverty through: 

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EDUCATION

St. Barthelemy provides a quality education for children from Pre-K through grade 13. We currently have over 1000 students that are receiving biblical teaching and academic training. Over 90% of our students pass their national exam. Many of our graduates go on to higher learning.

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HEALTHCARE

Clinique Espérance et Vie, one of the finest medical facilities in Northeast Haiti, provides general medical service, eye and dental care, a pharmacy and lab offerings at little or no cost to those in need. All students who attend St. Barthélémy and their immediate families receive free healthcare at the Clinique.

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SUSTAINABILITY

Jatrofa Projenou is a community agriculture and enterprise development center, located in Terrier Rouge, Haiti. It has a Haitian staff, who are skilled in agriculture, forestry, industrial arts, and small business. It contains a farm, a tree nursery, and a light manufacturing and training facility.

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HUMANITARIAN AID

Through Espérance et Vie, we are able to provide food, emergency supplies, shelter, clean water, and other humanitarian aid. These emergency measures during times of crisis such as civil unrest, natural disasters, drought, and outbreaks of deadly contagions such as cholera and COVID-19 are life-saving. 

Why is our work so important?

EDUCATION

- 90% of schools are privately funded by religious organizations or NGOs

- 50% of children do not attend school

- An average Haitian has an 8th grade education, even less for females

- Nearly all schools in Haiti require payment to attend

HEALTHCARE

- Life expectancy is 64.4 years

- Haitian government directs just 4.4% of its budget to healthcare

- Haitian government spends $13/capita on healthcare vs. the US which spends $10,000

- 30% of the population is food insecure

- 50% of the population has no access to clean water

SUSTAINABILITY

- Poorest western hemisphere country

- 14% unemployment 

- 2 of 3 Haitians live on less than $2 a day

- 50% of Haitians in cities are unemployed

- 80% of the population lives below the poverty line

- Highest deforestation rate in the world

- Crippled agriculture

- Degradation of water sources

- Less than 20% of land is open to agriculture

HUMANITARIAN AID

- 5.2 million  Haitians, almost 1/2 of the population, are in need of humanitarian aid

- Approximately 4.9 million Haitians are highly food insecure

- Over 3.4 million Haitians suffer from multidimensional vulnerabilities

 

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