Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Lack of leadership, government corruption, and deforestation have held this nation at the brink of starvation for many years. The country of Haiti has an estimated unemployment rate of ninety-percent and an estimated illiteracy rate of over fifty-percent. Over eighty-percent of Haiti’s population live in abject poverty.
For more than 30 years, Haiti Endowment Fund has been bringing the hope of Jesus Christ to Haiti by meeting the spiritual and physical needs of these hurting people. HEF raises up and trains local Haitian pastors and assists them in planting churches in remote villages. The village churches are used to launch projects, which include building schools, meeting medical needs, providing clean drinking water by drilling wells, and a variety of agriculture projects.