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UPLIFT Haiti to send team to southwestern Haiti
November 27, 2016

In mid-December, UPLIFT Haiti will send a small team to Haiti to collect information so that we and our Haitian partners can plan our future activities.

Since October 4, when Hurricane Matthew hammered southwestern Haiti, we have been monitoring its effects on Baradères and Kay Mak, two communities where we have projects.

We have been posting news and photos to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/UPLIFTHaiti).

We still plan to conduct medical clinics in Baradères in early March.  Please consider making a donation to support that activity as well as our continuing hurricane aid.

We have been able to send two small shipments of food, water, fuel and other supplies to our local partners in Baradères, who have been sheltering hundreds of people.

Baradères is a large village in a remote river valley.  The village was flooded up to 6 feet deep during the hurricane.  Access by road has often been impossible. The region has a population around 50,000, but as of today still has not received any large deliveries of food and water aid.

No aid has reached Kay Mak, a dispersed community of about 10,000 subsistence farmers at the top of steep mountains.  Hurricane wind and rain destroyed Kay Mak homes, crops, livestock and the coffee harvest, along with much of the headquarters building of the farmers’ association that is our local partner.  

We are grateful to our volunteers and other donors for joining us in believing that the people of Haiti have not given up on their country and we will not give up either.


Flooding in Baraderes
Several days after Hurricane Matthew, flood waters still cover the village of Baradères.

KPM headquarters damage
Hurricane winds destroyed solar panels and tore off the roof of the headquarters of the farmers' association. Rainwater destroyed office equipment inside the building.

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