Members of Ormond Beach Presbyterian Church are working with Bethlehem Ministries to support Haitian organizations, College Saint Barthelemy (pre-K to grade 13), Espérance et Vie Health Clinic and Jatrofa Projenou (environmental sustainability), through financial and in-kind support with an end goal that works toward bettering the lives of Haitians who are living in poverty in Northeast Haiti.
A mission team from OBPC will travel to Terrier Rouge, Haiti in March 2020. Our goal will be to provide food to the neediest residents of (up to) 5 villages. Current predictions are that $1000 will provide food (only the barest minimum) for one village for one month. We hope to supply them with rice, beans and vegetable oil.
All funds collected from this campaign will be used for food distribution in and around Terrier Rouge, Haiti.
BACKGROUND INFO: In Haiti, unemployment is running at historic highs. There is almost no public education, no public sanitation, no fire safety, no social security, no subsidized health care. Plus, right now, there’s often no gas, no electricity, no water and no food. The gourde, Haiti’s national currency, has lost a third of its value, with inflation up 20 percent. Thanks to runaway inflation, the little Haitians do manage to scrape together is now worth half of what it was worth four years ago. The price of chicken has doubled over the past few years; a liter of milk can cost as much as half the daily $2.50 minimum wage. The price of a cup of rice, the national staple, has been rising by about 10 percent every 10 months. The annual per capita income is about $350 in the countryside and $410 in the city