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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community Clinics, Health, International, International Development, Public Health

Mission: The mission of the Haitian Health Foundation (HHF) is to improve the health and well-being of women, children, families and communities living in the greater Jérémie region through healthcare, education and community development.

Target demographics: health and well-being of women, children, families, and communities living in the greater Jérémie region

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 250,000

Geographic areas served: Rural southwestern Haiti

Programs: healthcare, education, and community development.

Community Stories

43 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Jennifer613

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been working on and off with The Haitian Health Foundation since their inception. I started as a student volunteer and have had the privilege of volunteering as a dentist since 1991. I met my husband through volunteering in Haiti and we now have 4 teenage daughters that have all gone with us. It is a wonderful organization. We feel honored to be able to help because it has nourished our family in so many ways to have the opportunity to help our close neighbors that have so much need. This organization makes volunteering seamless and safe. We look forward to many more productive years involved with them. The dental services that they provide rival those in the United States. The facility is modern and a pleasure to work in. I would encourage you to look into volunteering at this modern, clean and friendly organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Haitian Health Foundation is a beacon of hope for the poorest of the poor in Jeremie and the surrounding rural area. I was given the honor of being able to travel with the HHF to Jeremie, Haiti and I witnessed firsthand how well equipped the HHF is to handle a variety of urgent needs such as neonatal and maternal care, dentistry, education, sanitation, housing, proper nutrition, and so much more. Just about every dollar donated goes directly to the people of Haiti and I cannot think of a more deserving non-profit organization to donate my time and money to. The experience that I have had, and continue to do so, far exceeds any expectation which is why I continue to volunteer for 5 years and counting!

Donor

Rating: 5

I can think of no other organization that I would rather send my money to. It goes right to the people who need it the most. The people of Jeremie had nothing and now since the hurricane they have less than nothing. HHF shows compassion to the people they serve. They have high quality volunteers, who are dependable, attentive to detail and pro active at ways to save dollars. I have personally experienced the working of this wonderful organization both here as well as in Haiti. My husband believes in their mission so much that he volunteers every day and is blessed to be able to serve the poorest of the poor in Jeremie with HHF.

They are truly making a difference one life at a time.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I cannot express how devoted, dedicated, and unwavering HHF, their staff and administration (both in the USA and abroad) is to the people of Jeremie, Haiti. My father has been involved with this organization and boasting of their work for years and more recently I have been blessed/privileged to see their work first-hand while volunteering at their clinic in Haiti. It is nothing short of many miracles to see what affect their passion has had on these people. I've never had such a transparent experience with any other non-profit organizations, when it comes to knowing how my donations dollars are spent, which makes it that much easier to give. I cannot praise this organization enough.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been impressed and moved by the unwavering belief, compassion and support that the Haitian Health Foundation has for the people of Haiti. I volunteered for a field work week in 2004 with this charity, helping HHF provide dental and medical relief and programs to the people of southwest Haiti. I witnessed firsthand how donations to the Haitian Health Foundation are utilized to bring healing and hope to the people they serve and how HHF is training key people in these communities to be their own health advocates alongside the staff of HHF. Because of the solid infastructure of the Haitian Health Foundation clinic in Jéremie, Haiti, the resources of HHF are tapped, as in the event of the earthquake of 2010 and now Hurricane Mathew, beyond the daily needs of the immediate region that the charity serves. I cannot recommend a more purposeful , accountable and effective charity, an organization that gives hope to a population often forgotten.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Haitian Health Foundation is the real deal. Extremely low overhead coupled with superior skill, care, and dedication make THIS the organization to whom your charitable givi g should be directed. I have personally volunteered with HHF in Haiti each year for the past 19 years and can vouch for the integrity and effectiveness of this wonderful charity. The Haitian Health Foundation employs almost 200 Haitians in the most hurricane damaged area of Haiti and truly is THE beacon of hope in the Jeremie area. The clinics of HHF survived the Hurricane very well but are about the only buildings that did. Please give money today to HHF.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Having been associated with this organization for the past five years, I am continually inspired by their benevolence and compassion for the people of rural Haiti. The commitment that Dr. Jeremiah Lowney and his family made in the 80s to serve Haiti's poor is just as strong today, as HHF will soon begin its 35th year in Jérémie. The hard-working staff in Haiti is now dealing with the horrific aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, which destroyed the Jérémie area. The people living there are in need of help now more than ever. Haitian Health Foundation is rated 4 stars by Charity Navigator. You can be assured that this non-profit operates with integrity and transparency, and they are absolutely worthy of your trust.

Nancy276

Donor

Rating: 5

Words cannot describe the incredible family behind this foundation. Through a series of coincidences, I crossed paths with the Lowney family around 2006. We hosted many a Christmas fundraiser for Haiti in our home for the Haitian Health Foundation after that. In 2010 I opened Petite Chef...a place where kids come to bake their own party desserts. A donation of $10 is set aside for each birthday child so after 15 parties we purchase a goat for a family in Jérémie, Haiti. The kids love it and get to name the goat too! Marilyn Lowney is so kind..she always makes sure I get a photo of the goat being presented to the family so that I can show all the kids! We have had many children who know about this program and ask their friends to not bring them gifts, but to bring a donation so that they can buy a goat in honor of the birthday child. As of Oct. 2016 we are now raising funds for our 54th goat. The "Kids for Kids for Kids" (our kids, kids in Haiti, kid goats) has been a huge success. The work of this foundation is second to none. Deserving of many more than 5 Stars! Why not start a new tradition in your home this Christmas? Involve your kids! It's so important for our children to learn to give.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I served as a staff person in the Jeremie Clinic of Haitian Health Foundation in the late nineties and returned as a volunteer recently. The compassionate outreach in so many areas of need is amazing. The ministry encompasses service to patients in the Clinic, but also assists local people and those who live in surrounding villages with health care, housing, clean water, education of children, donated animals as a means for livelihood,and education of parents in childcare just to name some. I have witnessed and rejoiced in seeing the growth of this compassionate ministry grow from a clinic in Jeremie to serve thousands of people in surrounding areas where poverty is so evident.Dr Lowney and his staff are to be commended for their wonderful ministry.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Haitian Health Foundation is extraordinary. It does what it says it will, and I know that because I serve on the Board, and more importantly have been going to the place where it works-Jeremie, Haiti-, as a volunteer physician for 27 years.
The Administration under President Dr Jeremiah Lowney, CEO Marilyn Lowney, and In-Country Administrator Nadesha Mijoba are peerless in their dedication and effective hard work.
The hurricane Matthew has devastated this precise area of Haiti. The peoples' losses are very great. HHF has been there for the residents of town and mountain for 30 years. They are trusted and depended upon, and indeed are leading recovery efforts right now.
Whatever we can donate will , assuredly, be properly and efficaciously used.