Our Projects

u2u is a registered charity bringing change to Haiti
Children’s Home

Started by Madam Wana, the Orphanage in Mare Sucren in the mountains of LaGonave, is home to 22 children aged 5 months to 18 years. It takes us about two and a half hours to get there from our base in Anse-a-Galets. $500 a month provides basic food, shelter and schooling. In 2015 a new kitchen was built, we provided water catchment, clothes line and mats for bedding. Projects for 2016 include solar panels, raised vegetable garden and an underground water cistern. Read more …

Hospital

On our first visit to LaGonave in 2009 we visited a very derelict Wesleyan Hospital. Built in 1949 to serve 10,000 people on the island. It was completely inadequate and struggling to serve a growing population of 140,000 and at the time the only hospital on the Island. We teamed up with Lemonaid in 2012 and undertook to supply and fit all the electrics and LED fixtures for a 45 bed hospital which is now completed and almost 100% LED and on solar. The hospital is fully functioning with a successful Haitian accredited Nursing School. Read more …

Playgrounds

Working with Kids Around the World. u2u seeks to bring playgrounds to disaster zones and transform them into fun zones. We have already shipped and built three playgrounds in Haiti. Two at orphanages and one at a Compassion School on the Island. In 2016 we plan to build a playground at a new school in Anse-a-Galets. Contact us to be a part of this team or donate to this project. Read more…

Elderly

In 2015 we took over management of the House of Hope – used to be known as the ‘Poor House’. A home and hospice for homeless elderly. The photos show how awful their living situation is. We are working with local Government to try and re-house the 11 residents – our numbers fluctuate regularly as there is great need. Where they are living now there is no shower facility or bathroom, the tin roof is rusted and leaks which is miserable and like a sieve when it rains, they do not have proper beds or matresses and the home is not safe. Read more …

About U2U

Find out what we are all about
We believe that every life counts. Changing one life at a time, we can change the world. Come and partner with us.

u2u is passionate about redeveloping devastated communities. Currently, we are partnering with other non-profits on the Island of La Gonave, Haiti. COMPLETED We helped build the Weslyan guest house which hosts international volunteers and visiting medical and philanthropic teams. COMPLETED We helped build a 45 bed hospital, fully equipped and functioning, which now has a nursing school. CURRENT PROJECTS We own a devastated property (due to the earthquake on the slum of the island) our dream is to transform this into a Community/Rescue Centre so that we can host feeding programs, trade school projects and also host philanthropic teams. Will you help us reach our goal? We are a registered 501c3 charity and all bi-vocational. 100% of all donations go towards our projects and directly impacts the people of Haiti. We are a group of friends with a vision and passion to make a difference on this island. CURRENT Overseeing an orphanage of 22 children, a home/hospice for the elderly homeless, building water catchment and latrines to eradicate cholera. Supplying school equipment to micro-schools and Compassion Schools. Micro-enterprise and child sponsorship. Changing lives one person at a time.

  • Focus Project of the Month
  • Children's Home

    We need $500 per month to provide food and schooling for 22 children

  • Sewing Machine

    We need $700 for 2 trundle sewing machines

  • Water Tank

    $1,500 including labor and transport to build an underground water tank

THe team

Jez & Lynzi
Jez & Lynzi
Founders & Volunteers
With deep compassion for the people on LaGonave, a vision for the future and belief in the impossible Lynzi saw a need and responded. What started with one small project quickly grew into what u2u is today. Jez’ has 36 years experience in the Construction Industry as an Electrician, Lighting Designer, Musician, Artist, Father of four sons, Soccer coach and Business owner Jez has a wide range of skills and experience. Being married to Lynzi for 27 years the two of them make an unstoppable team.
Board Members
Board Members
Haitian and International
Lefis, Fenel and Bernard make up the Haitian Board. Lefis our faithful driver and good friend. Fenel our wise and experienced advisor. Bernard and Jean Bernard through philanthropy and caring for the poor have much to teach. As friendships and relationships grow we are seeing prayers and hopes of Haitian people become reality. Brad and Veronica joined the International team in 2010. With a passion for change and understanding of strategic oversight they have significantly helped u2u become what it is today.
Joel Blacker
Joel Blacker
Film-maker
Passionate and determined, a pioneer and ‘wave’ maker. Justice is important to Joel who uses his artistic gift as a visionary, director and film maker to tell the story in a way that is both fresh and unique. Married to Aubrey who has a desire for sustainable change and breaking the poverty cycle they are key to the success of u2u.
Barnie & Gill
Barnie & Gill
Vision – Compassion
Barnie has a passion for the poor and disadvantaged. With knowledge in IT and everything online he is the technology brain behind the project. Barnie is married to Gill and together have three wonderful children. They desire to see nations changed and communities transformed through love in action.

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NEWS FLASH

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