HURRICANE MATTHEW RESPONSE
Helping communities rebuild, one family at a time
The St. Luke Foundation is a Haitian-led organization employing over 1,000 staff in Haiti through programs that provide healthcare, education, food production, job creation, clean water, housing, and more.
In response to Hurricane Matthew, The St. Luke Foundation for Haiti, with our partner Nos Petits Freres et Soeurs Haiti, has leveraged deep community relationships to provide life-saving support to the areas most severely affected by the hurricane.
The focus of this event will be the community of St. Louis du Sud, a small city on the southern coast of Haiti, just east of Les Cayes. In addition to providing initial support in the form of clean water, food, housing, and re-planting of essential crops, the St. Luke team is working to support toward longer-term development in St. Louis du Sud in the following ways:
- St. Paul Primary School provides K-6 education to over 400 students in the area. The St. Luke school system began with simple street schools and has developed into a system serving over 12,500 students. Our current focus is on strengthening access to education in areas outside of Port-au-Prince where community development and access to education are vital.
- St. Louis du Sud Women's Health Clinic had just finished construction when the hurricane hit Haiti. It is now repaired and is ready to provide primary care and women's health services to the community. It also serves as a hub for relief and outreach efforts further west in the communities of Jeremie, Abricots, and Dame Marie.
- The St. Louis du Sud community-building initiative also includes a bakery and restaurant aimed at providing jobs and nutrition.
- In addition to these longer-term initiatives, we are helping St. Louis du Sud and other hurricane affected communities with projects centered around housing, clean water, and recovery of agriculture.
To learn more about St. Luke's continuing response to Hurricane Matthew please >click here.