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In alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, our programs are designed to fulfill many of the goals laid out by the United Nations. They have developed an agenda and created a plan of action to change the world, and meet goals, by 2030. This plan includes 17 sustainable development goals and Pennies for Haiti has adopted many of these goals in order to change lives for women, children and families in Haiti. Children that live in extreme poverty, have little to no access to medical care, and face undernourishment are unable to meet their developmental milestones. This inability to develop properly at such a young age can cause a multitude of physical, emotional and medical issues throughout life. (www.sustainabledevelopment.un.org)
Fulfills: Goal 1 "No Poverty", Goal 2 "Zero Hunger", Goal 3 "Good Health and Well Being" and Goal 4 "Quality Education"
House of Hope program main goal is ensuring that vulnerable girls have access to education by paying their yearly tuition and providing the necessary scholastic materials. We have two groups of girls we aim to assist; girls living in deplorable conditions and those living at home with their parents. Those living in deplorable conditions will live in our home year round where they will be cared for; we presently have 16 girls living in our home. We are assisting three families for a total of six girls in Caradeux with full tuition. The girls in our program range from 2 – 15 years of age. Every child deserves access to education and this life-changing program provides opportunities for education that the girls would not otherwise receive.
* Caregiver stipends
Fulfills: Goal 2 "Zero Hunger", Goal 3 "Good Health and Well Being", Goal 6 "Clean Water and Sanitation" and Goal 13 "Climate Action"
In a 2015 demographic and health survey it was revealed that the infant mortality rate in Haiti was 59 deaths for every 1000 live births (www.unfpa.org). Many women in Haiti do not have access to reproductive services and prenatal care, as well as postnatal care and health services for their families. According to UNICEF-irc.org, the first 1000 days of a child's life, from conception to the child's second birthday, are absolutely crucial for brain development.
The major goal of this program is working with undernourished and malnourished children. This program has been designed to help children from conception by aiding mothers in receiving proper medical care and health services. Pregnant women in Belle Fontaine do not have accessible access to doctors, hospitals and medical centers. Our goal is to either relocate pregnant women in Belle Fontaine to Port-au-Prince or to be able to help train and assign midwives in Belle Fontaine.
Another aspect of this project is agricultural development. and fostering clean water from available natural sources - such as fog. SOS Belle Fontaine hopes to also plant trees, repopulate soil, grow food to feed residents and to sell (to support the economy). Educating Belle Fontaine residents on agricultural endeavors and farming food will go a long way in helping to eradicate hunger, malnourishment and poverty in the area.
* Mobile Clinic Doctor Stipend
* Meals for our 1 - 2 day trips into the mountains
* Fuel and tune up fees for our truck
Fulfills: Goal 4 "Quality Education" and Goal 5 "Gender Equality"
The STEM for girls program focuses on the educational equality and advancement of girls and young women in Haiti. This STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) program has been developed to educate girls of all ages and to encourage them to not only complete secondary school, but to pursue post-secondary education. The STEM for girls reaches even farther than education by empowering our girls and creating leaders within the community that possess a range of skill sets.
In partnership with our sister organization Haiti STEM Alliance we are working with two groups of girls in Tabarre and Port-au-Prince to go beyond STEM but STREAM; Science - Technology - Reading - Robotics - Engineering - English - Arts - Math.
* Robotic competition fees
* Stipend for lab assistants
* ISP service provider fees
House of Hope
SOS Belle Fontaine
STEM 4 Girls
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