ICCM has been working in Haiti since 1966. This is our largest country of operation, with nearly 5,000 children supported by individual sponsors and thousands others benefiting from our school lunch program and high school scholarships. Our Haitian team runs 53 elementary schools and six high schools, spread throughout the country – serving over 20,000 students total.
The Haiti Food Fund is a major program of ICCM in Haiti. Ask a child, “What’s your favorite subject in school?” and he or she might answer, “Lunch!” For many children in Haiti, lunch is a primary motivator to attend school. Sometimes it’s their only meal of the day. Contributions to the Haiti Food Fund provide school lunches for 20,000 children — sponsored and unsponsored—at our schools. The need is urgent year-round because some schools offer lunch programs even on school breaks so children won’t go hungry.
ICCM partners with Eden Reforestation Project to educate school children on the crisis of deforestation in their country and provide hands-in-the-dirt opportunities to make a difference by planting trees.
stories from haiti
facts about haiti
Languages: French (official), Creole (official)
Religions: Roman Catholic (official) 54.7%, Protestant 28.5% (Baptist 15.4%, Pentecostal 7.9%, Adventist 3%, Methodist 1.5%, other 0.7%), voodoo (official) 2.1%, other 4.6%, none 10.2%
Population: 10,646,714 (July 2017 est.)
Median Age: 23 years (2017 est.)
Literacy: (age 15 and over can read and write) Total: 60.7%, Male: 64.3%, Female: 57.3% (2015 est.)
School life expectancy: – no data
Percentage below poverty level 58.5% (2012 est.)