Petit Poisson Deviendra Grand (Little Fish Will Grow Larger)
For the past 13 years, HOHS (the Haitian organization for Health Services) has been working in the region of Cayes (Haiti) with a religious organization to provide health services to indigent children and pregnant women in the area. The organization, a 501c (3) charitable entity located in New York, has targeted children from 0 to 5 years and poor pregnant women in order to help them get the basic healthcare and prenatal care for their survival. That is why the Clinic Ste Claire was founded.
Thanks to the financial aid of Haitian Americans in the U.S., Ste Claire Clinic is providing health care to many people, especially kids in the Cayes region.
But HOHS want those kids to survive till they reach productive age, without being struck by childhood diseases (especially gastroenteritis, typhoid) that are frequently transmitted by the polluted water they are drinking. In other words, HOHS does not want them to become statistics of the environment; and in such case they would not even reach the age of 10.
Petit Poisson Deviendra Grand (Little Fish Will Grow Larger). That is why HOHS is embarking on a project to provide potable drinking water to those kids cared for by the Ste Claire Clinic, and attending a neighboring school located in Ti Kòk (La Savane). The organization's goal is to build a system that would provide the community of Ti Kòk with good drinking water.
HOHS will be looking soon for donors to help with this project. If the readers want to know more about HOHS, click here.
Carl Gilbert, M.D.
Treasurer for HOHS