Our Mission

To support local Haitian organizations in addressing Haiti's education crisis.  Together, our goal is to develop successful, sustainable, and replicable solutions to the problems of illiteracy and low school completion rates in Jacmel, Haiti.

Our Projects

Despite abject poverty, parents are expected to pay fees for their children to attend school.  HEI provides scholarships for tuition and school supplies to make education possible for these children.  We support the growth and development of these students through after-school tutoring, vocational training, summer camp and nutrition. Within our program, 95% of our students are promoted to the next grade.



HEI's first high-school graduate is now a college freshman!

We are so proud of Mika and wish her continued success.

'Tis the Season to Nurture our Kids

Kick off your holiday season with the joy of knowing you are feeding and educating some of the world’s poorest but most promising children – and they are right on your doorstep.  HEI works each day to keep our 150 students fed, clothed, and supported in school. Our job training programs are still filled. The kids need us more than ever! Famine, inflation, and political unrest make food and supplies hard to obtain and school attendance uneven. With your help, we keep kids focused on school and skills as we feed them the only cooked meal they may eat all week.


Your donation will help us continue to be a vital force for good in one of the world’s poorest places. Thank you for your contribution!

Giving Tuesday December 2


For as little as $15 a month, you can support food, scholarship and job training programs for children in Jacmel, Haiti. How many kids would you like to help?

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