Port au Prince

Port au Prince
"He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure." Psalm 40:2

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

What next?

(cross-posted from Facebook)

I've been getting a lot of questions regarding the situation at King's in Haiti. There's too much to write here so I'll try to summarize. The work they are doing there is truly amazing in three ways:
1. At the hospital by providing good health care to people who cannot afford it
2. At the school by providing quality education for kids in the community as well as the orphanage
3. At the orphanage by rescuing children at risk of being abandoned, abused and trafficked

They are incredibly frugal with their resources. One example…the hospital's water cistern ran dry while we were there so they were using expired Saline IV bags to flush the toilets!

There is a hospital, school and orphanage on the grounds.

The hospital has paying patients that help towards the hospital's operating costs, but the hospital offers healthcare to those who cannot afford it and also supports the orphanage.

The school has paying students from the community and the 32 kids from the orphanage also attend. The school tuition from the community kids helps to offset some of the costs for the orphanage, but the hospital has to take up the slack.

Needless to say, they need additional sources of revenue. So I'm working on a plan to explore Haitian startup options to supply them with additional revenue streams, but they are in dire need of people or organizations who can sponsor the children in the orphanage so they can keep it operating. It costs only $75 US per month per child. That takes care of a child's food, clothing, healthcare, bed in the dormitory and schooling. Please contact me if you know of an organization or individuals who would be willing to get involved in this way.

There are so many ways to help, some small like sponsoring a child and others large like helping establish a solar power grid at the hospital. Let me know if you want to hear more or get involved.

-Mark Snell
emails can be sent to psc.haiti@gmail.com

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