Haiti is a nation with a gorgeous landscape; blessed with the triple threat of beautiful beaches, breath-taking mountains and thick and lustrous forestry. Haiti was the first black nation to gain its independence in 1804. Its main exports were sugar and coffee and many great nations fought to have this land as their own. Over time this nation has fallen from decades of abandonment, corruption, illiteracy, natural disasters and poor leadership.
The 2010 earthquake that shook the tectonic plates over which Haiti sits and the recent restoration of Haiti’s democratic government may prove to be the potential springboard for the socioeconomic revival of this once great nation. This is where Sons and Daughters of Haiti comes in; our goal is to:
- Explore and identify opportunities to serve within Haiti and develop projects that will create job opportunities, enrich the Haitian economy and highlight the beauty and riches of our country
- Engage the Haitian diaspora in major U.S. cities where our board members reside – South Florida and Chicago.
- Organize and establish annual medical mission trips to Haiti with a long term goal of building lasting relationships with local medical professionals and institutions that will allow for the continued provision of healthcare to rural communities in Haiti.