Our Story

 

Our Mission

To provide life-saving needs of a daily meal, clean water, healthcare, clothing, educational assistance , and vocational training for children and young adults living in Mirebalais, Haiti that will prepare them for responsible lives in their community after graduating  from high school.

The Haiti Micah Project is a Christian organization committed to addressing the needs of over 500 impoverished and uneducated children in Haiti. It began in response to the challenge of street children and families at risk living in Mirebalais, Haiti, a city located in the Central Plateau.  On 2005 city leaders requested help from the Rev. Joseph Constant, a Haitian American Episcopal priest, living in Alexandria. Virginia.  The HMP nonprofit was established and incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia and in Haiti. It is tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is not under the auspices of any church, denomination, or government affiliation.

In October 2006, the Haiti Micah Project joined its partner in Mirebalais, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. 150 children were identified who were in critical need of life saving food, clean water, health care, education, and emotional well-being were provided.  Each day, Madame

Charite, Rev. Constant’s mother, walked the streets, reaching out to the homeless and hungry children so they could be brought life-saving essentials and educational opportunities.

In 2009 HMP began the Solidarite et Action pour Les Enfants de Sion, the SAES Home.  After the earthquake, 2010 the number of children in the home grew to 21 children.  The majority of the children come from the Azile Communale, an overcrowded open air structure, occupied by the poorest of the poor in Mirebalais.

In 2017 the number of children currently living in the home ranges from 27-30 children. They receive 24 hour care by a staff of six adults, that  includes an English tutor. The children thrive in their new environment and respond well to the loving care of our staff.  The children have significantly improved their academic skills and have dreams beyond high school.  Many are at the top of their class and are learning to speak Haitian Creole, French, Spanish, and English. 

The Haiti Micah Project is a Christian organization committed to addressing the needs of over 500 impoverished and uneducated children in Haiti. It began in 2005 in response to the challenges identified by the community leaders in Mirebalais, Haiti, a city located in the Central Plateau.

In October 2006, the Haiti Micah Project joined its partner in Mirebalais, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, to meet the needs of children on the streets of Mirebalais and children and families at-risk in the community.

Staring with 150 children, our mission provides food, clean water, health care, education, vocational training and emotional well being for each child. Each day we walk the streets of Mirebalais to reach out to the homeless and hungry children. By providing life-saving essentials and educational opportunities.

In 2009 HMP began the Solidarite et Action pour Les Enfants de Sion, Home (SAES). By September 2010, the SAES Home housed 21 children with the majority coming from the Azile Communale, an overcrowded open air structure, occupied by the poorest of the poor in Mirebalais.

Currently, there are 27 children living in the home. They receive 24 hour care by a staff of six adults including an English tutor. The children attend St. Peter’s Episcopal School. The children are thriving in their new environment and responding well to the loving care of the staff.  Many have significantly improved their academic skills, have dreams beyond high school, speak several languages, and are at the top of their classes.

The Haiti Micah Project is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation.

We are registered with the Haitian government under the name Solidarite et Action pour Les Enfants de Sion or Solidarity and Action for The Children of Zion.