A Hand for Haiti: A Light of Hope

A Hand for Haiti: A Light of Hope

Dajabon, Dominican RepublicOuanaminthe, Haiti
Year Founded:
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Project Stage:
$10,000 - $50,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Poverty levels in many humans living today are very high, they lack the most basic services, causing the death of dozen of people daily. A Hand For Haiti: An Light of Hope, seeks to eradicate extreme poverty in which millions of people live, using fast and effective actions to provide a dignity life

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

What If any human being on the planet live in poverty and die of hunger for lack of food, what if they have a roof to sleep, a medicine for a disease, what if they have a smile on their faces every day instead of a tear in their cheeks?
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

In the Republic of Haiti, a country frozen in time, life of the population develops in the street, where 80% of people living in extreme poverty, is there where they eat, sleep, bathe, wanders and many of them die. Approximately 80% of people are unemployed, 90% have no access to health services and many children do not attend school. The crisis in Haiti is so extreme that has forced residents to not eat food just they make ones cookies of land.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

In a globalized world in which we live may take initiatives to find sustainable solutions to change the lives of human beings living in miserable poverty terms. The objectives of this project are: 1. Eradicate poverty and hunger providing food, water and housing to all corners need 2. Achieve initial and higher education, building schools in all communities for children that wandering on the streets 3. Facilitate free health centers to reduce the high rate of mortality and prevent the spread of diseases 4. Make aware about the importance of preserving the environment for a healthy climate 5. Use methods for the dissemination of information with conferences on topics such as importance of healt as HIV 6. Empowering people todevelop new jobs.


Currently none, only participation in the project on maternal and child health (United Methodist Women).
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Motivated by my passion for helping people, this initiative works directly with people in need, do not use intermediaries to bring the help because frecuently these ones are lost on the way, this program delves into the corners poorest of this country , as hospitals, schools, orphans and each suburb to bring a light of hope to the hearts. A Hand for Haiti makes a difference because anyone has dared to sacrifice their small budget and face the dangers of crossing the border to bring food to those people dying of hunger, bringing joy to those humble people. See your happiness on their faces when they receive food for me is priceless and fills me with great satisfaction, also this project have inspired young people of other nations to be part

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

At present the impact produced in the community been leading a light of hope to the hearts of Haitian bringing a smile to their faces. An achievement of this initiative is to prevent many people starve, to bring service to the sick, mothers with her newborns in hospitals, prayer program and petitions to the Lord for the health of the sick, clothes for dying children. The future impact that this project will provoke is eradicate poverty, hunger, illiteracy, child labor, crime, poor health systems, to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, to prevent that many people die of hungry. But this project will impact not only in Haiti, also will expand to every corner of the world where poverty and hunger is a major issue, seeking sustainable solutions to bring a helping hand and also make a big impact throughout the world and every human can live a life of quality as they deserves.

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

1.Empower professionals from Haiti, Dom. Rep. and other countries to provide technical training to the Population in areas such as electrical, plumbing, computers, use of technology, beauty etc 2.Unite people, companies, organizations and governments to fight for this cause, providing a grain of sand and have an impact on the global society where anyone more person die of hunger 3.To develop international campaigns to raise awareness about poverty and hunger 4.Create a global network of people to identify whic other communities in the world experience similar problems and achieve global change

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

Implement measures for the collection of donations empowering people, organizations, governments and the global community but not only will depend of donations so we will use a number of strategies to ensure sustainability such as: 1.Using intensive training courses and conferences 2.By motivating companies to invest in the country 3.By supporting the creation of new companies 4.By encouraging people to seek employment and not roam in the streets

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

To eradicate poverty and hunger in Haiti there are few people involved in this cause because it is a problem to which many others do not anything, stay away and close their eyes for not to see completely ignoring what is happening around us, but my strong commitment for the world stands firm in my fight and give the best of my every day so that people do not starve because to see those people in the streets, dying in the sun waiting for someone who give them a bread to eat, often a bread that never will arrive, my eyes fill with tears and for that I work very hard every day in this great cause

Founding Story

As the province where I live, Dom Rep. is divided of Haiti by a small river, since I was child I always felt inspired to help Haitians, I looked at the miserable conditions in which they live. Through the years I saw the economy of my family is coming down because about strong earthquake of Haiti 2010, my family suffered the ravages of poverty, we live times when we did not have to eat every day, have no buying water, pay for basic services, so I cried every day when I had to go to bed hungry and the next day again suffer the same situation, so I decided to work hard for my family and pay my studies. all this motivated me to do something different for the world and that people do not starve.


David Cherry (Director-Translator), Naomi Jackman (Support), Taxis supporting with food transportation.
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Please confirm your role in the initiative (eg Founder/co-Founder) and your organisational title:

Founder - An Hand for Haiti: A Light of Hope

Which of the 8 UN Global Goals (Sustainable Development Goals) pre-selected for this competition does your solution relate most closely to? [select all that apply]

Zero Hunger, Clean Water and Sanitation, Decent Work and Economic Growth, Climate Action.

Leadership and the Unilever Awards
Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.

1- Explanation and orientation of work and projects, Technological University of Santiago (UTESA): This was a great experience for me because I helped many young people to do the work of the university orienting and supporting them in difficult subjects such as mathematics, languages and projects, and I helped that they complete their studies successfully.

2- Provision of assistance to Haitian children who roam the city, (Dajabon, Dominican Republic), because they cross the border and come to my country in search of food: It is a work that I am currently doing by assisting them with clothes, food, medicine and educating them and later is in my plans to build a shelter for them not sleep in the parks.

Beyond your existing team, who else are you working with to achieve your objectives, eg partners, advisors, mentors?

Olga Tejada (Guidance)