Literacy for Haiti
This site is a brief introduction to the mission and projects of Literacy for Haiti. Please visit our Webazine Page for the full and latest information about our work.
Mission and Projects:
Literacy for Haiti is first and foremost a mission for Christ. It exists to provide spiritual and tangible hope for the mountain people of Damye, Haiti. It was founded by Dr. Cliff Matousek and his wife Bobbi in 1997. In 2002 it became a non- profit corporation under section 501 c. (3) of the internal revenue code of the United States. The residents of Damye, are hard working and resilient people who suffer from severe poverty, malnutrition, deforestation, soil erosion, lack of opportunity, and lack of hope that their situation will change for the better. In 1996 they met together and prayed for God's help. Since that time it has been our privilege to be a part of God's reply. We have been amazed to see how God keeps providing encouragement and development for the Haitians as they trust him, use what they have, and do their part.
LFH provides hope through many projects that the mountain people run throughout the year. LFH helps plan, organize, and administer these programs. Our CEO and others spend much of the summer in Damye planning the next year and holding all programs accountable for the past year's activities. LFH is a small organization with no paid employees. Their 3 person board of directors, the CEO and other helpers are all volunteers.
LFH strives to create self-sustaining enterprises to aid education, commerce, and the cause Christ on the mountain.
We are working to make a village school self-sufficient and thereby increase the litracy rate in Damye and the surrounding villages. Be sure to see our Webazine Page and learn all about the "Empowering Kids Project" and the "Matching Funds Grant Project.
We operate a micro credit program that successfully serves 470 villagers.
The LFH sewing center is a place where six village ladies work for themselves to make beautiful napkin sets that LFH markets for them in the States.
Our agroforestry project reforests many areas in the region to combat deforestation and improve watershed quality.
We help support and plant churches and perform a variety of evangelistic events year round.
LFH also does some things that are strictly charity because they do not have a possibility of being self-sustaining. We treat minor medical emergencies ourselves and have a small medical emergency fund to send people to the hospital as many cannot afford to go. We give direct aid in food and housing to the most of unfortuneate families on our mountain.
You can contact us directly through the Webazine Page or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org we appreciate your interest.
Literacy for Haiti Inc. 2610 13th St. Clarkston WA 99403