How we love, learn, and work together
Nou Hope walks alongside Haitian church leadership for the purposes of spiritual formation and transformation, equipping Haitian church leadership to effectively meet the spiritual needs of their communities by providing spiritual support, resources, and networking opportunities.
Thirty-four primary and secondary school teachers are supported through Nou Hope, impacting over 626 children (preschool-11th grade). Secondary school scholarships are provided for children coming out of Nou Hope's partner schools and are used to support the growing secondary schools in the area. University scholarships, teacher training, and improved curriculum are provided in order to attain licensing and accreditation by the Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training in Haiti.
Artisan work currently includes people skilled (or developing skills in) sewing, pottery, and carving. In order to generate income for rural families who on average would otherwise make $1-2US/day, Liz Alig Fashion and the Artisan Business Network (ABN) are employing local artisans who make a fair wage. Liz Alig Fashion and ABN purchase artisan products directly and retail/wholesale them in the United States. Twenty-five artisans are led by Terese and Fasnau, two local Haitian leaders who are financially supported by Nou Hope. The agricultural co-operatives of LaMare and Terre-Salei are made up of 50 co-operative members who are trained by agronomists supported by Nou Hope. The co-operative members have access to basic agricultural education, large-scale farming production, new types of crops and trees, as well as animal husbandry projects. Co-operative produce is shared with families and sold. Funds generated are put back into the ongoing development of the co-operatives.
Local empowerment makes an impact
Where funds go
The following is a breakdown of Nou Hope's yearly operating budget as projected toward sustainability over a twenty year period. These numbers are not reflective of special projects or one-time funding needs.
Examples of one-time needs include:
15K for a University Loan program for teachers, set up through Fonkoze.
Community development grant funds.
Kampesh, the development plan in Terre-Salei which includes three phases, totaling $350K. Phase I of the project has been designed with infrastructure for the entire property and a multipurpose building to house the artisan and agricultural co-operative businesses. Phase II includes educational buildings for the Terre-Salei primary school. Phase III includes a kitchen, store, and health clinic. The long-term vision with these microenterprises and the building projects is to create a “town center” where business is done and community is strengthened.