Mission: The charity's mission is to serve the youth community in haiti, giving them a place to call home, education, physical and spiritual solace. Given the extreme poverty in haiti, this charity was formed to fund the ongoing operation of an ophanage in leogone, haiti.
Programs: In october 2013, saved oltch and it forty-four children from imminent and certain closure due to withdrawal of us donor base. Provided full care for an additional 33 desperate children from new vision children's home; a failing orphanage. Received into our care an additional 12 abandoned or neglected children many from ibser officials. Re-established our mission and purpose to a faith centric model. Restored and enhanced our nightly worship and sunday children services. In 2014, we financed and enrolled 40 children at college frere la rochefoucauld. Facilitated the adoption of 5 additional children into the united states. Built a new kitchen, three stall bathroom, and a three machine laundry room. Implemented a new operating policy with its cornerstone based in truth and transparency. Successfully managed the transition of management from the founders to highly skilled and volunteer us professional staff. Recruited and trained a strong local management. Recruited and trained a strong local management team of haitians to assume key leadership positions and operate the day to day operations. Restructured local corporate legal documents for the haitian creche. Implemented a sound and measureable expense management control and accounting system in haiti. Restructured legal documents and land titles to secure possession of farm land on water-front in leogane and future site of oltch. Established partnerships and relationships with multiple credible and notable non profits in us and haiti to provide goods and services to oltch. Established a us advisory board comprised of experienced and influential individuals from multiple professions to provide advice to the management and access to donors and other supporters both corporate and non profit.
Having visited OLTCH twice within the past year, I am even more impressed with the work that Jasmine & Greg are doing for the orphaned children of Haiti. They do so much, with so little, that it forces you to ponder what more they could accomplish given additional resources. A small group from my church visited OLTCH in Haiti just a few weeks ago. We had the privilege to be there on a Sunday and participate in worship time with the kids. What a blessing to wtiness Jasmine as she "preached" to the kids, weaving together 3 different Bible stories which emphasized that God is always with us, even when bad things are happening. It was all about being grateful, in everything, and the joyful worship reflected that them. Jasmine & Greg have an amazing story of how God has blessed, provided, protected and empowered them in their short 4-years of ministry in Haiti. Unlike some orphanages in Haiti, the kids at "Jasmine's" are healthy, happy and learning about how precious they are in the sight of God. This is a ministry worth supporting as they continue to grow. OLTCH truly does love the children of Haiti.
Visited OLTCOH in March with a missions team from our church. Jasmine runs an amazingly efficient operation in Leogane, the epicenter of the 2010 Haitian earthquake. She is a deeply faithful Christian that loves these children. Our team visited 7ministries during our recent trip to Haiti and have put Jasmine's at the top of our list of ministries with which we wish to partner. Jasmine has acquired a large parcel of land and her vision is to build an orphanage and community center "campus" on the property. From there she will help care for needy children but will also help the community find ways to become self sustaining in some of their food and water needs. Jasmine's is an amazing place and I am blessed to have been able to visit there, to meet Jasmine and her children. There is great financial need here in order to maintain the current level of care and to move on to the future and the vision Jasmine & Greg have for much bigger things in the near future. God has truly blessed the people of Leogane by placing Greg & Jasmine in this place.