Building human services and rebuilding Haiti
Functional Literacy Ministry of Haiti is a Pittsburgh-based organization that has been working in Haiti since 1983. FLM-Haiti develops and funds its ministry of Christian action in a close partnership with its sister organization l’Alliance d’Action Chrétienne, which operates and staffs the ministry in Haiti.
For more than 30 years, we’ve directed resources from hundreds of donors, motivated by a deep spirit of Christian faith, hope, and love, to ease the burdens of impoverishment and enflame the spirit of hope and hard work in Haitian communities.
Our challenge increased substantially in the wake of the January 2010 earthquakes, which destroyed so much of Haiti’s housing and public infrastructure and laid bare the complete incapacity of the country to deal alone with such a catastrophe. Human services were minimal for the vast majority of Haitians prior to the catastrophe. Now, even several years later, the country is still working to rebuild.
Fortunately, our facilities suffered only slight damage, and we responded quickly. With new circumstances facing our ministry, we increased our level of daily services while also incurring new commitments to train skilled workers for Haiti’s reconstruction. Within a modest annual budget for the services provided, we are seeing our costs for continuing operations rise by $2,000 a month.
If you can, please help us to make up the gap in funding for these vital works. You can also help us to be a strong partner in Haiti’s reconstruction.
Skills for Rebuilding Haiti
With our partner, Building Goodness Foundation, we are in the final stages of building the Excelsior Technical School to train skilled workers.
The construction of the Excelsior Technical Institute, where young Haitians will be trained in skills needed for Haiti’s reconstruction will be a great asset to individuals, the local community and the country of Haiti. The building is scheduled to be occupied in the Fall of 2014. Programs will be implemented over the next three years.