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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 vocational training and nutrition. Within our program, 87% of our students are promoted to the next grade.




Congratulations! HEI has nurtured 12 students through their high school graduation and 11 of them are attending university. Among them are Mika show to the left.

We are so proud of all of our grads and wish them continued success.

Please Help Us to Nurture our Kids

HEI works each day to keep our 211 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. Jacmel is not experiencing the violence suffered in Port-au-Prince, so HEI is able to work each day...


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!

The New York Times Spotlight team recently published research on the effects of reparations on the history of Haiti.  Please CLICK HERE to read.  

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