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Despite Challenges, We Continue to Thrive in Haiti

Despite Challenges, We Continue to Thrive in Haiti

A letter from our founder One would be challenged today to say…
Helping 150+ People After the Earthquake

Helping 150+ People After the Earthquake

An update from our Founder As I shared with you in our last…
Earthquake Relief - Shelter, Shelter, Shelter

Earthquake Relief - Shelter, Shelter, Shelter

An update from our FounderSince my last update, a lot has happened…
Update on Our Plan to Help Affected Areas

Update on Our Plan to Help Affected Areas

An update from our Founder Thank you so much for the messages…
News About Our Haiti Team and The Earthquake Overall

News About Our Haiti Team and The Earthquake Overall

An update from our Founder In the last few decades anytime I…
Our Work Continues Two Decades Later

Our Work Continues Two Decades Later

An update from our Founder Since we’ve been traveling to Haiti, we…
Join us for a Valentine's Day Fundraiser!

Join us for a Valentine's Day Fundraiser!

Get your tickets now! Seats are going quickly! Couples Experiences almost sold…
Help us Build a Surgical Clinic in Bainet, Haiti

Help us Build a Surgical Clinic in Bainet, Haiti

#GivingTuesday – Tuesday November 27, 2018 Fundraising goal: $11,000 Giving Tuesday is…
YOU have done this!

YOU have done this!

Hello Everyone, YOU HAVE DONE THIS! I want to share the amazing…
Moving to Zorange

Moving to Zorange

Some of you may or may not know that Julie, our former…
Hope, Happiness, & Education

Hope, Happiness, & Education

What a whirlwind of a trip for our educational team this spring!…
C'est La Vie

C'est La Vie

One decade. Ten years. 3,650 days. My first mission trip to Haiti.…
Holding Positivity in Our Hearts

Holding Positivity in Our Hearts

Hello Everyone, In this day and age, it is very difficult to…
Campbell's Hike for Health

Campbell's Hike for Health

Check out what a day looks like for some of Campbell’s public…
#GivingTuesday2017

#GivingTuesday2017

There are so many good things going on in Zorange it is…
Jubilation!

Jubilation!

Your efforts and support have been and are paying off! This morning…
Surgery in a Suitcase

Surgery in a Suitcase

September 2017 Surgery Trip We’ve said this before, but it’s so true–surgery…
We Came, We Rocked, We Raised Money

We Came, We Rocked, We Raised Money

Cary, N.C., Aug. 29, 2017 – Despite muggy weather and even a…
Lessons Learned: Be Present in the Moment

Lessons Learned: Be Present in the Moment

An account of the trip gathered from students comments. Campbell Masters of…
Campbell's Digital "Do-Gooders"

Campbell's Digital "Do-Gooders"

Campbell public health students are in Zorangé for two weeks as part…
Take Me Down To The Paradise Village

Take Me Down To The Paradise Village

Zorange will always be Julie’s paradise After 16 trips to Zorange, Haiti,…
Triangle Physicians for Women travels to Haiti

Triangle Physicians for Women travels to Haiti

HFHF sent a group to Haiti in February 2017.  One member of…
Our New Logo

Our New Logo

Over the last several years, we’ve had many passionate discussions about our…
2017 Haiti Golf Classic

2017 Haiti Golf Classic

16th Annual Haiti Golf Classic **NEW DATE** Monday, June 12, 2017 Lochmere…
I Am An Emergency Room Nurse

I Am An Emergency Room Nurse

Live from Haiti blog by Karina Bethje I am an emergency room…
Surgery In A Suitcase

Surgery In A Suitcase

Becoming a Routine I’m losing track of the number of surgery trips…
Solar Project

Solar Project

Below, you will read from a great supporter of HFHF—how he got…
Hurricane Matthew – Helping 273 Families in Haiti

Hurricane Matthew – Helping 273 Families in Haiti

An update from our founder, Jean Elade Eloi As you are probably…
Healthy Babies Born – Help Build the Birthing Center

Healthy Babies Born – Help Build the Birthing Center

Hope for Haiti Foundation is proud to announce Macdala Imbry has attained…
Elade Arrives In Haiti After Hurricane Matthew

Elade Arrives In Haiti After Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew landed in Haiti on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. HFHF’s founder,…
2016 February Surgical Trip - Karina

2016 February Surgical Trip - Karina

The medical community is masters of the heart. An exquisitely engineered organ.…
February 2016 Surgical Trip

February 2016 Surgical Trip

Although it seems like it’s routine now for this group of amazing medical…
2016 Haiti Golf Classic

2016 Haiti Golf Classic

15th Annual Haiti Golf Classic Monday, May 9, 2016 Lochmere Golf Club …
A Night for Haiti: Building a Leadership Academy

A Night for Haiti: Building a Leadership Academy

Join us on Sunday, November 15th, 2015 for an evening benefiting Haiti.…
5 Babies Born in 7 Days!

5 Babies Born in 7 Days!

Our founder, Jean Elade Eloi, was traveling in Haiti last week. 5…
Team “Girl Power”: Marlene's Update

Team “Girl Power”: Marlene's Update

We have the “Girl Power” team in Haiti this week. Traveling in…
Team “Girl Power”: Deborah's Update

Team “Girl Power”: Deborah's Update

We have the “Girl Power” team in Haiti this week. Traveling in…
Team "Girl Power": Kim's Update

Team "Girl Power": Kim's Update

We have the “Girl Power” team in Haiti this week. Traveling in…
38 Surgeries This Week!

38 Surgeries This Week!

It’s day four of the 2015 surgical trip. And of course we…
First Day of Surgery

First Day of Surgery

This morning as we were prepping for our first day of surgical…
Karina Bethje: Surgical Trip

Karina Bethje: Surgical Trip

Saturday morning, ten friends met at the airport in Miami to take…
Valerie McConnell: My First Trip

Valerie McConnell: My First Trip

This post was written by Valerie McConnell, long-time Hope for Haiti Foundation…
January Medical Trip - Day 1

January Medical Trip - Day 1

This post was written by Marlene Rickert, Medical Director for Hope for Haiti…
5 Stories From 2014 You Need To Hear

5 Stories From 2014 You Need To Hear

1. Motorcycle Ambulance The sun was just going down when they brought…
Raleigh Restaurant Group Raises Funds For Haiti

Raleigh Restaurant Group Raises Funds For Haiti

Donate at any Eschelon restaurant during the month of January and 100%…
Help Bring ‘Joy To The World’ One Child At A Time

Help Bring ‘Joy To The World’ One Child At A Time

Angeline is 12-years-old and attends our school in Zorangé, Haiti. She, like…
An Evening of Haitian Art, Food, and Music

An Evening of Haitian Art, Food, and Music

Join us on Sunday, November 9th, 2014 for an evening celebrating Haiti.…
5th Annual Rock Your World Benefit Concert

5th Annual Rock Your World Benefit Concert

Are you ready to rock?! Get down to Rally Point Grill in Cary,…
Dream Come True: An X-ray in Bainet

Dream Come True: An X-ray in Bainet

We at Hope for Haiti Foundation have been on a journey the…
Drop By Drop

Drop By Drop

Karina Bethje traveled with the surgical team on the latest trip. Read…
Fast and Furious

Fast and Furious

The surgical trip got off to a quick start and Founder Jean…
Surgical Trip 2.0: Calm Before the Storm

Surgical Trip 2.0: Calm Before the Storm

Founder Elade is on the ground in Haiti, pumped for the second…
Start the year off right by helping to make a difference!

Start the year off right by helping to make a difference!

We are starting off 2014 the right way with a few ways…
Students Shine in Zorange

Students Shine in Zorange

A recent Education trip to Haiti proved very productive for our travelers.…
Welcoming a New School Year!

Welcoming a New School Year!

Our founder shares his thoughts and vision for the new school year.…
Rock Your World 2013 Raises $30K for Hope for Haiti

Rock Your World 2013 Raises $30K for Hope for Haiti

On September 21, 2013 it rained here in Cary, North Carolina. It…
Graduation at the Trade School

Graduation at the Trade School

An old dream turned into reality this summer.  Our founder, Jean Elade…
X-Rays, Tarantulas, And Churches

X-Rays, Tarantulas, And Churches

Our dedicated volunteer John Brown and technician Frank Spinella return to Haiti…
Giving Birth in Zorangé

Giving Birth in Zorangé

An entire community is waiting and watching… watching our progress in maternity…
3rd Annual Rock Your World Benefit Concert

3rd Annual Rock Your World Benefit Concert

Are you ready to rock?! Get down to Waverly Place Shopping Center…
2014 Haiti Golf Classic

2014 Haiti Golf Classic

13th Annual Haiti Golf Classic Monday, May 5, 2014 Crooked Creek Golf…
Murphy's Law and Loving Haiti

Murphy's Law and Loving Haiti

Jessica traveled with a team to Haiti from June 9th through the…
Haiti Melts this Old Man's Heart

Haiti Melts this Old Man's Heart

Barry was a part of the five fearless travelers in Haiti this…
How Great Thou Art

How Great Thou Art

We have a group of five fearless travelers in Haiti this week,…
The Jack of All Trades

The Jack of All Trades

We have a group of five fearless travelers in Haiti this week,…
It Would Be So Nice

It Would Be So Nice

We have a group of five fearless travelers in Haiti this week,…
Beginning To Feel Like Home

Beginning To Feel Like Home

John Brown, solar power water purification extraordinaire, gives us personal insight to…
Mission Bathe In The River

Mission Bathe In The River

We have a group of five fearless travelers in Haiti this week,…
People are kind, God is good, and clouds are pretty

People are kind, God is good, and clouds are pretty

We have a group of five fearless travelers in Haiti this week,…
Surgical Trip: Day 4

Surgical Trip: Day 4

Our surgical team has had an amazing week in Haiti! They all…
Surgical Trip: Day 3

Surgical Trip: Day 3

A team of medical professionals have traveled to Haiti to assist in…
Surgical Trip: Milestones on Day 2

Surgical Trip: Milestones on Day 2

A team of medical professionals have traveled to Haiti to assist in…
First surgical operations performed in Bainet

First surgical operations performed in Bainet

Today is a milestone day in the Sud-Est department in Haiti. We…
Yard Sales for Haiti

Yard Sales for Haiti

Great giving minds must think alike, because two NC families who are…
UPDATE: Going to the Chapel

UPDATE: Going to the Chapel

Note: This is an update on an article we posted in February…
On your mark, get set, LEARN!

On your mark, get set, LEARN!

Everything was set up inside and the students were prepared. And then…
It takes a village to remove the rubble

It takes a village to remove the rubble

If there is anything you need and don’t see, please let us…
Going to the chapel

Going to the chapel

HFHF partners with churches and church leaders throughout the United States to…
The Doctor Can (literally) See You Now

The Doctor Can (literally) See You Now

Most of us have no concept of not being able to see…
Touring Haiti's hospitals

Touring Haiti's hospitals

Marlene Rickert, medical team member, is traveling in Haiti this week.  We…
Three Years Later: Ever-growing Hope in the Earthquake's Aftermath

Three Years Later: Ever-growing Hope in the Earthquake's Aftermath

It’s already been three years since a devastating earthquake shook Haiti to…
2012 Year-End Update from Founder

2012 Year-End Update from Founder

Dear Friends and Partners, It’s already the end of the 2012 and…
Library staff and workshops help raise up future leaders

Library staff and workshops help raise up future leaders

Some members of the Education Team, along with Louis Adam (our founder’s…
HFHF welcomes Dr. Gabriel to Team Haiti

HFHF welcomes Dr. Gabriel to Team Haiti

Hope for Haiti Foundation is excited to have Dr. Gabriel as our…
LIJAS players selected for Haitian National Soccer program

LIJAS players selected for Haitian National Soccer program

Good news from our Educational Director, Louis Adam: Two players associated with…
Meet Becah, marketing intern extraordinaire

Meet Becah, marketing intern extraordinaire

Hope for Haiti Foundation interns are one of the many cogs in…
Hurricane Sandy — Not too kind to Bainet

Hurricane Sandy — Not too kind to Bainet

As I sit here listening to the mayor of Bainet, Francois Malherbe,…
Gandou Clinic Inauguration

Gandou Clinic Inauguration

On Wednesday, October 10, 2012, the Gandou Clinic (financed by Saba Foundation)…
HFHF receives NGO certification in Haiti

HFHF receives NGO certification in Haiti

On Friday, September 14, 2012, Hope for Haiti Foundation received a certificate/license…
The Midwife Project

The Midwife Project

Hope for Haiti Foundation has been focused on establishing and improving maternity…
Haiti Rebirth Soccer Tournament - Tournoi de Renaissance

Haiti Rebirth Soccer Tournament - Tournoi de Renaissance

It’s April 2010, barely three months after the devastating earthquake that shook…
Tropical Storm Isaac Update

Tropical Storm Isaac Update

Saturday, August 25, 2012: For the last three days, we have been…
The summer wanes, but does your partnership?

The summer wanes, but does your partnership?

Summer months notoriously lack in giving for nonprofits. Read this inspiring letter…
Megan's Recap

Megan's Recap

Hello Everyone, This is my final post for this trip. I have…
Megan Update: Mediation Training

Megan Update: Mediation Training

Another update from Megan! NOTE: Bolded parts are the editor’s emphasis. Hi…
Conflict and Dispute Resolution: Meet Megan!

Conflict and Dispute Resolution: Meet Megan!

We’re excited for you to meet Megan Malone—the newest member of the…
From Todd: Tropical Storms and Soccer Tournaments

From Todd: Tropical Storms and Soccer Tournaments

We just got back from a great, relaxing weekend in Bainet where…
Todd's Tech Update

Todd's Tech Update

A “Live from Haiti” blog update from Todd Darling, IT Team, on Thursday…
Senator Visits Zorangé

Senator Visits Zorangé

Our founder, Elade, is in Zorangé today.  We received an email from…
HFHF receives $50,000 medical grant from Saba Foundation

HFHF receives $50,000 medical grant from Saba Foundation

Hope for Haiti Foundation is pleased to announce its continued partnership with…
Expanded Education Program To Include Spelling Bee

Expanded Education Program To Include Spelling Bee

Hope for Haiti Foundation’s education programs span well beyond the classroom, including…
Pastor Conference in Zorangé

Pastor Conference in Zorangé

We have groups travel to Haiti regularly. Trip types vary focuses; some…
Sunday in Haiti - Update from Rebecca

Sunday in Haiti - Update from Rebecca

Sunday here is beautiful for many reasons. Everyone dresses up in their…
The Haitian Church - Update from Brett D.

The Haitian Church - Update from Brett D.

“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due…
“Four or Five” Update from LJ

“Four or Five” Update from LJ

Our team of 10 arrived safely in Zorangé, Haiti yesterday. We survived…
24 Hours for Haiti and Ironbutt Saddle Sore 1000 raise $10k for Haiti

24 Hours for Haiti and Ironbutt Saddle Sore 1000 raise $10k for Haiti

From the first time that Perry Prichard went to Haiti several years…
2012 Golf Tournament Raises $7,600 for Haiti

2012 Golf Tournament Raises $7,600 for Haiti

The 11th Annual Haiti Golf Classic at Crooked Creek Golf Course in…
Introducing Our Summer Interns

Introducing Our Summer Interns

Hope for Haiti Foundation is excited to introduce our summer interns! We…
Trade School

Trade School

While classes for the trade school have been in full swing since…
Haitian Flag Day

Haitian Flag Day

May 18 marked Haitian Flag Day in Haiti, a National Holiday. The…
Training of matrones and eye doctors in Zorangé

Training of matrones and eye doctors in Zorangé

As part of our ongoing effort to improve health care in Bainet,…
Saving Lives Through Maternity Care

Saving Lives Through Maternity Care

In rural Bainet, Haiti, giving birth is one of the riskiest things…
Breaking the "cycle" of poverty - one mile at a time.

Breaking the "cycle" of poverty - one mile at a time.

In just a week and a half, Craig Blasingame and Sue Steven…
Last Day - January Medical Trip

Last Day - January Medical Trip

Today was our last day of clinic. We have seen many people…
Zorangé's First Endoscopy

Zorangé's First Endoscopy

Hi all HFHF friends, Today started much the same, though we were…
Reflections from Day 3 - Jan. Medical Trip

Reflections from Day 3 - Jan. Medical Trip

We are on day three of our trip. It has been a…
Medical Trip Day 2 "What Am I Doing Here?"

Medical Trip Day 2 "What Am I Doing Here?"

Hi from Zorangé! I’m embarrassed to follow Karina. She is a great…
Back in Zorangé - January Medical Team

Back in Zorangé - January Medical Team

I’ve come with a team of all veterans but one. Can we…
Six Teachers Heading to Zorangé for the First Time

Six Teachers Heading to Zorangé for the First Time

Six teachers heading to Zorangé for the first time. For three of them,…
Another Julie, Ashley, and Marjorie Update

Another Julie, Ashley, and Marjorie Update

We are all glad to report that we have observed, and hopefully…
End Of The Week Update

End Of The Week Update

Sak passe?! Well, we’ve made it to the end of our first…
Some down time...

Some down time...

Bonjour! We finally were able to get the internet up and running.…
Finally in Zorange!

Finally in Zorange!

Hello all you blog followers. Marjorie, Julie and myself made it to…
Reflections from Gandou

Reflections from Gandou

The trip was intense. Intensely joyful, intensely hard, intensely challenging, intensely rewarding.…
Seeing Haiti for the first time

Seeing Haiti for the first time

There are 3 of us on this trip experience Haiti for the…
Finally we are able to post

Finally we are able to post

The week has been flying by. We had a great day of…
Day 1

Day 1

Good morning everyone! We arrived safely in Jacmel last night and will…
Give Us Some Credit

Give Us Some Credit

We don’t mean to “take all the credit” here, but we’re pretty…
Rock your world!

Rock your world!

Despite the serious work Hope for Haiti Foundation does, really, we ain’t…
Hope in Haiti

Hope in Haiti

This past week, a an allstar team from from Hope Community Church,…
Denise returns to Haiti with a healthy heart!

Denise returns to Haiti with a healthy heart!

Two months ago, we told you the story of Denise, a young…
Intern up(date)! - John

Intern up(date)! - John

Bringing in the closer! John’s update: WOW! Everything is going great! This…
Intern Up(date)! - Peter

Intern Up(date)! - Peter

Part 2 of our updates from the HFHF interns spending the summer…
Intern Up(date)! - Emily

Intern Up(date)! - Emily

The dog days of summer are officially here, and as they start…
How do you say "intern" in Creole?

How do you say "intern" in Creole?

Not only do we have great interns rockin’ it at the HFHF…
Intern Up!

Intern Up!

Now that HFHF has a full-time executive director and we are like…
The First of Many

The First of Many

If it seems like all of our blogs recently have been about…
GUEST POST: John and Allen's Excellent Haitian Adventure

GUEST POST: John and Allen's Excellent Haitian Adventure

John Brown, HFHF’s Operations Director, recently returned from a trip to Haiti,…
Back in the Saddle

Back in the Saddle

Anyone know how to say “Yeehaw!” in Creole? We don’t either, but…
GUEST BLOGGER: Nanga Kaye, Reflections on Haiti

GUEST BLOGGER: Nanga Kaye, Reflections on Haiti

Nanga Kaye (right) is the agriculture director for Integrated Community Development International…
Awesome!!

Awesome!!

In our latest update from the founder, Elade talks about how much…
News from Zorange!

News from Zorange!

Hi everyone! This is our first update from Zorange. We arrived Sunday…
Q&A with the Executive Director

Q&A with the Executive Director

As most of you know by now, in 2011, HFHF welcomed Lydia…
Resilience in the Rubble: One Year Later

Resilience in the Rubble: One Year Later

I don’t remember where I was at 4:53 on January 12, 2010,…
Denim and Drinks

Denim and Drinks

Have you seen that YouTube video of the little girl named Jessica?…
Our New Year's Resolutions

Our New Year's Resolutions

Happy 2011! We hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Years!…
Baby, it's cold outside? Stay warm with a new pair of jeans!

Baby, it's cold outside? Stay warm with a new pair of jeans!

Hi wonderful Hope for Haiti Foundation supporters, First of all, we apologize…
HFHF Hires an Executive Director

HFHF Hires an Executive Director

We just sent out our end-of-the-year Update from the Founder, and despite…
Gettin' Schooled in Haiti

Gettin' Schooled in Haiti

No, we’re not just talking about what would happen if I tried…
Tomas Update

Tomas Update

Hi everyone – we’re sorry for the delayed update on Hurricane Tomas.…
Bracing for Tomas

Bracing for Tomas

We’ve been watching the Weather Channel with the meteorological dedication of Greg…
In conclusion...

In conclusion...

We all made it home safely. No broken bones or strange diseases.…
Coconut telegraph

Coconut telegraph

Any Jimmy Buffett fan has heard of the coconut telegraph, but we…
A Recap from the Eye Doc

A Recap from the Eye Doc

This trip has been great. We didn’t see as many patients as…
Gabby in Bainet

Gabby in Bainet

We just got to the ocean… It’s beautiful here ….
This place is amazing!

This place is amazing!

Friday Today is our last day at the clinic. This place is…
Ignorance can be bliss

Ignorance can be bliss

Hi, It’s Cean. Today we had many patients at the clinic. Something…
Tuesday

Tuesday

Last night it rained very hard for what seemed like all night.…
Clinic and Ultrasound Machines

Clinic and Ultrasound Machines

Today we were scheduled to train the four nurses that run the…
A Case of the Hiccups

A Case of the Hiccups

It wouldn’t be a Haiti trip without a few hiccups along the…
We got to Port au Prince safely

We got to Port au Prince safely

We got to Port au Prince safely, but one of our checked…
Back in the Saddle: October Trip To Zorange

Back in the Saddle: October Trip To Zorange

Hope for Haiti Foundation’s October trip is en route to Haiti &…
New Jeans Brand Giving Back to HFHF; Featured at NYC Holiday Lookbook Event

New Jeans Brand Giving Back to HFHF; Featured at NYC Holiday Lookbook Event

David Jackson is giving a whole new meaning to “good jeans”. After…
Lydia Dant talks about the new Community Health Workers program

Lydia Dant talks about the new Community Health Workers program

We think it’s time for you to read other people. While we…
Move over, Brita

Move over, Brita

It looks like Sawyer’s got the corner on the water filter market…
In Their Voice: Medical Care in Haiti

In Their Voice: Medical Care in Haiti

If you’ve spent any time around those of us involved with Hope…
'I am Saved!' - Clean Water Comes to Zorangé!

'I am Saved!' - Clean Water Comes to Zorangé!

I’ll always remember the realization I had a few weeks into my…
Coming Home (when everything is the same but you)

Coming Home (when everything is the same but you)

I’ve always loved going more than I’ve loved coming home. I thrive…
Someone here is stinky... And I'm pretty sure it's me

Someone here is stinky... And I'm pretty sure it's me

We got to spend some quality time yesterday with the people of…
Don't Stop Til You Get Enough

Don't Stop Til You Get Enough

The rain clouds rolled out last night, and we woke up this…
TIN ROOF! Rusted.

TIN ROOF! Rusted.

It is Tuesday morning and we just had the most awesome rainstorm.…
“It’s Not That Deep”

“It’s Not That Deep”

An amazing group of media, IT professionals, agriculture scholars and the talented…
First Impressions

First Impressions

It was 15 months ago that a small island in the Caribbean…
Packed & Ready To Go!

Packed & Ready To Go!

Hope for Haiti Foundation has a group traveling to Zorange tomorrow! This…