Decades of economic distress and natural disaster have left the people of Haiti impoverished and struggling to survive. Missionhurst’s goal is to bring awareness to Haiti’s economically and socially impoverished status, to provide education for children and young people and to highlight the ways in which donations can help to facilitate economic and educational development.
Fr. Andrew is the pastor at St. Jude & St. Simon in an inner-city slum area of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He serves the people of Haiti daily by helping to restore a corrupt-education system, cater to the needs of pregnant and abandoned women, while also servicing the needs of his congregation. To read more about his work, click here.
At the beginning of 2015, more than 85,000 Haitian inhabitants were still homeless from the devastating 2010 earthquake that also left at least 200,000 people dead. Following the earthquake, Haiti experienced its first outbreak of cholera in over 500 years. This deadly outbreak, coupled with a lack of clean water and health care, leaves Haiti struggling to recover from this natural disaster even six years later.