haiti

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.

current projects

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

The Cost of Fighting Hunger

  Haiti Half the population of Haiti is undernourished, earning less than $1 a day. ICCM provides  school lunches for about 20,000 children, both sponsored and unsponsored. A meal for a child in Haiti is 25 cents. A $10 gift will serve 40 children.   India 

ICCM Haiti Projects

  We are extremely excited to premiere a new video about our #ICCMHaiti Food Fund 🇭🇹 and our partnership with Eden Reforestation Projects. Please share! 💚 Give to the Haiti Food Fund: http://bit.ly/ICCMHaitiFood Give to Haiti Tree Projects: http://bit.ly/ICCMHaitiTrees Give to Haiti Animal Projects: http://bit.ly/ICCMHaitiAnimals 

Emigration from Haiti

Mondale Perkins Oscar, National Coordinator ICCM-Haiti, reports, “We will never stop praying for our sponsors who are very precious to us. The sacrifice they make every day to contribute to the lives of so many little ones in Haiti is priceless. With eyes of faith, 

Restavek Freedom

“Restavek” is a system of domestic servitude in Haiti. Long tolerated in the culture, it is finally being brought into the light and recognized as a form of child slavery. When I first began as Director of ICCM in 2008, I learned about the restavek 

Alleviating Poverty through Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Reforestation

For over 50 years, ICCM has supported children and families in Haiti through education. Tens of thousands of children have discovered the joy of learning, hope for living and the love of Jesus through our persistent efforts. Sponsoring children’s education, providing uniforms, books, and lunches, 

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.)