As a result of our mission trips, we have identified that many of the illnesses can be traced to the lack of clean water. Therefore, Helping Hugs has initiated a “Clean Water” project to help improve the health and hygiene of the people of Côtes-de-Fer.
Attempting to break the cycle of poverty, Helping Hugs, Inc. has sponsored the cost of education for children of the St. Joseph Parish. Many of the families cannot afford to give their children an education and so Father Jude and now Father Islaire are grateful for the assistance we provide.
Many families have no source of income and therefore cannot escape the poverty level of their existence. Well chosen grants to seed a small business can bring a family income and change their lives. We also help improve building structures in which the community lives, works and plays within.
Since 2009, Helping Hugs, Inc. has conducted five mission trips to Côtes-de-Fer, Haiti. At least one nurse has been part of the team on each trip to teach chapel directors and others how to use the first aid supplies and medicines that we bring. In addition to the medical supplies, we have made a number of shipments of personal hygiene items and over the counter type of medicines.
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