Making Haitian Communities Better
As a grassroots NGO, Aid in Action might be limited by time and funding, but not by our passion and love for Haiti! Our projects are always evolving and growing to better fit the needs of the communities we serve. From midwifery and medical to construction and agriculture, we hope to make a lasting and sustainable impact.
Safer Births = Healthy Women & Children.
Training traditional midwives (Matrons) is one of the programs started in September of 2011 - helping to curb the infant and neonatal mortality of Haiti by teaching Matrons to use clean birth kids, basic sanitation, anatomy and other related topics. Ensuring that they know when to transport to the nearest hospital (not always near), and to provide the Matrons with necessary equipment. Midwives are the beacons of health and knowledge within their communities, and we aim to equip them with the tools they need to serve to the best of their abilities!
Education & Employment
AIA currently funds a school in the Citi De Repatriates area of Port-au-Prince! In order to continue providing education, we believe it is essential to pay the teachers a living wage (a wage that is high enough to maintain a normal standard of living relative to Haiti.) - about $8 a day - most of the country lives on under $2 a day.
Pre-K-8 grade school - The circumstances surrounding the public education in Haiti, is that very very few schools are actually funded by the government. The ones that are, are very select. Teachers are happy to have a job. We want to keep our teachers consistently from year to year for training purposes. But with the 70% unemployment rate in Haiti, no matter what the circumstances are, they typically will not leave their job.
The only problem is that the funds our school received last year were not living wages - this makes for an influx of students because of free education and less teachers
because of lower wages.
For only $14,500 Aid In Action can pay 6 teachers salaries for an entire year.