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.
Now in 2018, the number of children currently living in the home range from 28-30. The children attend several schools in Mirebalais. 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.
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.