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Overview

Communities Communities
60 communities
Community-Led Actions Community-Led Actions
78 current projects
People Served People Served
5,437 direct beneficiaries

HAITI

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and in Latin America, with over 55 percent of the population living below the national poverty line. Not only do two out of three Haitians live on less than $2 per day, Haiti suffers from extreme income and social inequality. Haiti’s poverty situation has been further impacted by the 2010 earthquake. Today, while the population is steadily growing, more than 60 percent of Haitians are illiterate and only one-fourth have access to safe water.

Outreach International partners with 60 schools in Haiti, supporting 5,437 students. 16 of the schools offer feeding programs, providing daily hot meals for the children.

Video: Together, for weather

A system to harvest rainwater for the villages of Hinche and Malta Peralte in Haiti gives residents there access to a clean water source, sparing them from having to draw from nearby rivers, which are rife with cholera and other disease-causing...

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Issues And Impact

In Haiti, 40 percent of people lack access to safe drinking water. Before Outreach began working in Haiti, none of the 10 schools we now serve had access to water.

In Outreach schools, 40 percent of children now have access to clean water, and we continue to build that number.

Following the earthquake in 2010, an estimated 30 percent of children were suffering from malnourishment. And according to UNICEF, malnutrition is responsible for about 60 percent of all Haitian deaths in people under the age of 18.

Initiating school feeding programs with more than 1,000 children involved, nine out of every 10 children have gained weight. We have been able to use this program in 14 schools and will be adding another school in the coming year.

According to the Government of Haiti, the earthquake in 2010 resulted in damage or destruction to 50 percent of primary and secondary schools. Thanks to a massive rebuilding effort, some of these educational facilities have been restored. But today, roughly 75 percent of teachers lack adequate training, resulting in below average test results for many children.

Outreach is helping thousands of children access education. 96 percent of children in our schools have passed their exams, and are able to access further education.

People And Communities

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Thousands of children in Outreach schools in Haiti are now getting the educational support they need.
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Our school feeding program in Haiti fights hunger and improves learning levels for children.
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Our safe water project has helped distribute clean water and sanitation practices at Outreach schools.

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