Highlights from Haiti 29/8/2014

  • The Haitian government successfully negotiated a $2 increase in the fee each Caribbean Cruise passenger pays to visit Labadie, Haiti. Labadie is a secluded beach resort on the north coast of Haiti. Starting March 2015, the fee/ passenger will rise from $10 to $12 per passenger. The increased revenue will be used to fund projects in the local community.
  • There is a project that is trying to boost the yield of cocoa in Haiti, as many chocolate connoisseurs and companies believe Haiti produces some of the best cocoa in the world. 
  • The US State Department’s International Religious Freedom Report for Haiti, published in 2013. It estimates that in 2013 80% of the population identified as Catholic, 16% as protestants. More detailed breakdowns can be found in the link.
  • A DIY Solar powered USB charger for your devices, made out of an altoid tin.
  • Here is information from the US Embassy regarding who must get a Permis de Séjour and the steps required to obtain one. This is required for those living in Haiti for an extended period of time. 
  • The current US Ambassador to Haiti is Ambassador Pamela White. She was appointed in July of 2012. Please pray for her, that God would be merciful in granting her protection, good health, wisdom and strength.

We plan to periodically post links to keep you aware of what is happening in Haiti.

Any links to external Web sites provided by RHFH’s web pages are provided as a courtesy. They should not be construed as an endorsement by RHFH of the content or views of the linked materials.

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Pictures from the Rescue Center

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A good laugh heals a lot of hurts. — Madeleine L’Engle

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A merry heart doeth good like a medicine. — Proverbs 17:22

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A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. — Phyllis Diller

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A smile starts on the lips, A grin spreads to the eyes, A chuckle comes from the belly; But a good laugh bursts forth from the soul, Overflows, and bubbles all around. – Carolyn Birmingham

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As soap is to the body, so laughter is to the soul. – A Jewish Proverb

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Laughter has no foreign accent. — Paul Lowney

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When you laugh, you get a glimpse of God. — Merrily Belgum

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Update on Infant formula grant

We have a wonderful organization called Formula One Life that has been helping many children, not just here in Haiti, but all over the world.  They have been faithful year after year to help meet a portion of our need for infant formula for the babies in the ICU and Rescue Center.  What a blessing they have been to RHFH.  They are offering a matching grant of $2000 for infant formula for RHFH.  That means each dollar you give will be doubled with this matching grant.  How exciting is that!

We also have another friend that will match donations up to $400.  So if we can raise $2,400 for formula these grants will make the total raised $4,800 for infant formula.  WOW what a blessing that will be.


So far there has been $320.00 given towards this matching grant.  We are still in need of $2,080.oo to meet this goal for this matching grant.  We currently have around 17 babies that are in inpatient care that are in great need of formula to survive.  Please consider giving towards this urgent need.


This is Woudley.  His mama abandoned him when he was a small baby.  His papa has followed in the clinic with him faithfully since he was a little baby.  Woudley become ill and staring having signs of kwashiorkor.  His papa knew that this was not good and brought him to the clinic and asked us to care for him until he got better. He was given infant formula for many months along with other foods.  He was 16 pounds when admitted and when he went home he was 22 pounds.  His papa is forever grateful for the few months his son was able to spend with us here at RHFH.  He told us he will never stop praying for us.


Woudley is another success story.  Another lives saved.  Another family knowing that God had a huge part in the survival of their child.  We need your help today to raise the remaining funds for infant formula.

If you would like to donate through paypal you can use the button on the right hand side of the blog, or send donations to

Real Hope For Haiti

15215 Endeavor Drive

Noblesville, IN 46060

When donating please include a note or memo letting us know it is for “infant formula”  THANK YOU!  THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

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Haiti Happenings 22/8/2014

Here are some links for those of you interested in Haiti.

  • Here is a youtube video describing the benefits of an efficient BioMass cook stove  that can cook multiple dishes and bake in oven with only one burner. This group is attempting to curb the use of charcoal, that is ultimately contributing to soil erosion. 
  • A young engineer from Cameroon has designed the Cardiopad: The Cardiopad is a device that can perform tests such as the electrocardiogram (ECG) and wirelessly send the results of the tests from remote locations to the specialist who will then interpret them. This type of technology could be useful in our rural context. 
  • Haiti has large trade deficits. Here is a look at some of the economic numbers behind that.
  • Here is Christian Artist Chris Tomlin talking about his upcoming concert in Port-au-Prince this Saturday, August 23, 2014.
  • Everyone loves sports, right? Well, Haiti’s Polo team beat the US Polo team to win the San Francisco International Polo Classic. 
  • Haiti’s GDP per capita is $473.30. By comparison, GDP per capita of the USA is $45,863.02.  (GDP per capita is inflation adjusted GDP divided by total population.)

We plan to periodically post links to keep you aware of what is happening in Haiti.

Any links to external Web sites provided by RHFH’s web pages are provided as a courtesy. They should not be construed as an endorsement by RHFH of the content or views of the linked materials.

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Villager’s View

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My son had 2 boys with his wife.  His wife died about 6 months ago.  He is a farmer and works from sun up to sun down.  The wife’s side of the family decided it would be best for them to keep the youngest child Tidephca with them.  We kept the older son with his papa.  Each week my son took food to their home from his gardens so they would be encouraged to feed him.  He was sad that he did not get to see his son every day.  About 1 month ago he came and told me that Tidephca was not looking good.  I went to visit him and saw that he was losing weight.  I asked what was going on and they said that he had diarrhea and had been sick.  My son went the next week and his feet were swollen.  He asked if he could take his son to the doctor.  They asked him to wait another week.  We waiting and when we went back we found Tiephca like this.  We were all shocked.  The family said that they took him to get a curse removed that someone had put on him. They said they were told their was no hope for him and that his mama was coming to take him with her. Read more »

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Pictures from the ICU today :)


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St Vic and Pierre Louis visiting for a few weeks on summer vacation Read more »

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