The situation in Haiti is dire, but those who escape often do not fare much better. We need to do something.
Poverty in Haiti – How Bad Is It?
Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere, bar none. Today, roughly 6 million Haitians live in poverty, and the situation shows no signs of improving. This means that many Haitians live on as little as $2 per day: that's $2 for food, for living accommodations, for everything. The situation is untenable, leading to untold death and suffering, and as people of conscience, we need to do something. Many Haitians have sought better lives in neighboring Dominican Republic, fleeing to Amina in Santiago. There, however, they meet – at best – uncertainty.
No Way Forward
The economic refugees who manage to make the journey to Amina end up in hiding. If discovered, they face deportation back to Haiti. Over a three-year period, the Dominican government deported upwards of 70,000 Haitians, sending them back to abject poverty, to near starvation and a country devoid of life-sustaining resources. From the outside looking in, this situation seems hopeless, but if you speak with Haitians themselves, you will quickly get a sense of their indomitable spirit and their steadfast persistence. They refuse to give up, choosing life every time, and because of their courage, we feel inspired to do something to help them.
One of the things that Haitians need most is healthcare. By and large, healthcare remains woefully out of reach for Haitians who are living in the ghetto in Santiago. When they fall ill, they have nowhere to turn and no one to ask for help. There are no doctors, no medicine, and no treatments available to them in the country where they have sought refuge. We are launching our own clinic, through which we will offer assistance to the Haitian community living in Santiago. This clinic will provide healthcare free of charge, saving lives and making an immediate impact on the Haitian population in the Dominican Republic.
Our Fundraising Goal
So far, we have purchased the land on which we will build our clinic. To launch our clinic in Amina, we need to raise at least $25, 000. It may seem like a small amount of money, but it is huge for our purposes. Hit that goal and we will be able to start changing lives, offering a form of protection and compassion that many of our patients have never seen before. Fighting and preventing disease, we know that we can make a difference in these people's lives, but we cannot do any of this without your support.
Make your contribution now and help us serve the Haitian community in Amina! — @ paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/2816144
One Other Thing...In addition to making a monetary contribution to this campaign, you can show your support for our clinic by sharing a link to this campaign on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Tik Tok, and any other social media platforms you use. If there is someone out there who does not know what is going on in Haiti, tell them all about it and then tell them that they can help out by visiting this campaign.
We appreciate all your support, monetary and non-monetary alike, and we thank you for taking the time.
Thank you in advance for your contribution. You have no idea how much it means to the community to have your support.
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Thank you again!