A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste
United Negro College Fund motto, 1972
This year HMP needs to raise $75,000 to cover the educational costs of 400 children who attend their local elementary and high schools.
We need $1.00 a day to cover the cost of food. $2.00 a day covers the cost of … Read more >>
Haiti Micah Project is celebrating the building of our much needed new kitchen! Winds and rain from Hurricane Matthew devastated our makeshift kitchen that fed thousands of meals.
Thanks to our very generous donors, the new kitchen is becoming a reality. The structure is next to the vocational training center. It will have two floors, … Read more >>
By the Rev. Joseph M. Constant
Dick Frazer, a beloved and stalwart director of the Haiti Micah Project, has announced his retirement from the Board of Directors. During the Project’s first decade, Dick was instrumental in getting our small charity on a sound financial basis. He was a dedicated fund raiser, and he established our … Read more >>
The solar energy project for the vocational training school has been completed! HMP thanks Rev. Kim Coleman, rector at Trinity Episcopal Church, Arlington, VA, the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill and Grace Church in Alexandria, VA, St. Pauls’ Church, King George, VA, St. John’s Church, in Beltsville, MD, and all our donors who were … Read more >>
October, 10, 2016
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
I want to update you on the situation in Haiti resulting from the hurricane. This update is based on my conversations with leaders from the Haitian community, Haitian journalists, and a briefing sponsored by the Embassy of Haiti and Haiti Renewal Alliance.
The death toll in … Read more >>
There is no better way to inspire others than by recognizing the many young leaders who put their talents, time, and enthusiasm in high gear to do service on behalf of HMP. We want to thank each of them for their commitment and creative spirit because they motivate all of us to help the poorest … Read more >>
As hurricane Matthew moves through the Caribbean region, I ask for your continued prayers for the people of Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba and the Bahamas. We also need to pray for Florida and the United States southeast coast.
On a personal note, I have been able to maintain communication with mother who lives in … Read more >>
Catastrophic Damage Expected
You may be aware of weather reports that Hurricane Mathew will bring a catastrophic strike in Haiti overnight. 40 inches of rain and winds from the Category 4 hurricane are predicted.
Also scheduled just 6 days away is the first round of the presidential elections. Haiti has not had a president since … Read more >>
This month Eliphete reports on the Joseph Family.
My name is Emmanuel Joseph, I was born in 1997 in Mirebalais, Haiti. I have lived in the HMP home since 2009 and have been helped by the organization since 2006. So before those four years I lived with my parents. Life was not so easy for … Read more >>
by Micar Desjardins & Jean Pierre Almay
Since the opening of the Centre d’Encedrement Pedagogique et de Formation Continue in May 2016, the programs have been steadily growing. Given the equipment housed in the facility, 24-hour security has been completed.
Programs started in July and continued through the summer until school started September 5. There … Read more >>
Meet HMP’s New Accountant – Desjardins Micar
by Sarah Bushman
Desjardins Micar loves people–and it’s evident in the way he graciously and patiently listens to my less-than-perfect French during our interview over Cuban food in DC’s Columbia Heights neighborhood. A diverse swath of humanity passes the large windows behind us.
Desjardins, the accountant for all … Read more >>
The prophet Isaiah proclaims, “And you will say in that day: “Give thanks to the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the peoples, proclaim that his name is exalted. “Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously; let this be made known in all the earth.” Isaiah 12:4-5
Every … Read more >>
Over 125 people gathered at the Virginia Theological Seminary on April 23rd to celebrate the Haiti Micah Project’s 10th anniversary. Supporters from partnership churches and organizations throughout the Washington metropolitan area converged at the event while congratulatory messages came in from all over the country. HMP President, the Rev. Joseph M. Constant, recounted how a … Read more >>
Congratulations to Father Constant, 2016 honoree at the International African and Caribbean Faith-Based Leadership Conference held at Howard University, Washington DC. His award was given in recognition of the work of Haiti Micah Project promoting economic development and empowering the Mirebalais community.
Crystal Green with Father Constant
Father Constant & Lady Sylvia Charles, wife of … Read more >>
Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son
And now let the weak say, “I am strong”
Let the poor say, “I am rich
Because of what the Lord has done for us”
It is with grateful heart that I give God … Read more >>
This photo was taken in May on our visit to HMP. with “Mon Pere” Constant. The 27 kids were very happy to spend time with us and we thoroughly enjoyed our visits. All the kids wanted to know about their sponsors and where they come from. Some of the children speak English and some are … Read more >>
HMP board members and friends often take our message to the road, our message of hope versus despair for the children of Mirebalais. Personal interaction with our supporters is one of the most effective ways of letting people know what we are doing and how others can help. We have created a 30-minute visual presentation … Read more >>
The Rev. Melody D. Knowles, Ph.D., Acting Dean and President of Virginia Theological Seminary, dedicated The Dean’s Commentary on April 19 to Haiti and HMP, reminding readers of the devastating hurricane (2004) and earthquake (2010) that devastated Haiti. Read below her commemoration of HMP’s founding 10 years ago to feed, clothe, and shelter children who … Read more >>
by Ayana Wallace
During the summer of 2015, I traveled to the country of Haiti and its beautiful cities, with the Taratibu Youth Association (TYA). I’ve been a participant of this organization for four years and through my involvement have visited South Africa, Haiti, and St. Croix. Each country was a great experience in which … Read more >>