In Haiti, 69 children out of every 1,000 born alive still die before their fifth birthday. And many of those deaths are from diseases that are preventable by vaccination. Other factors have impacted the survival rate such as socio-economics and lack of maternal literacy and knowledge.
Still, the country has one of the lowest immunization rates — 58 percent — in the hemisphere.
Thousands of people have died from cholera and other diseases due to contaminated water.
We, at La Promesse Foundation, are raising a total of $69,500 to build a modern cistern to provide fresh water for an entire community in the commune of Terre-Neuve(Haitian Creole: Tènèv) in the Gros-Morne arrondissement, in the Artibonite Department of Haiti. It has 17,045 inhabitants.
We will provide health care education and programs such as vaccinations to children and young adults. Our goal is to build a community center to deliver healthcare programs and education. The community center will also serve as a center for basic education to children and adults and to deliver food and clothing as well.