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 20 children aged 5 months to 18 years. It takes us about one and a half hours to get there from our base in Anse-a-Galets. $800 a month provides basic food, shelter and schooling. In 2015 a new kitchen was built, we have provided water catchment, underground water cistern, triple bunk beds and mattresses, trundle sewing machine and gas cooker. Projects for 2019 include electricity and solar panel installation.


In 2015 we re-housed the elderly homeless and some disabled residents from the ‘poor house’ to the ‘House of Hope’ which couples as a Guest House for visiting teams. Our numbers fluctuate regularly as there is great need. The photos show how awful their living situation was. Where they were living there was no showers or bathroom, the tin roof was rusted and leaked which was miserable and like a sieve when it rained, they didn’t have proper beds or matresses and the home was not safe.


Working with Kids Around the World. u2u has brought playgrounds to disaster zones and transformed them into fun zones. We have already shipped and built four playgrounds in Haiti. Two at orphanages and one at a Compassion School on the Island and in Easter 2018 we donated and built a playground at a WISH Youth Centre in slums of Anse-a-Galets.


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 on solar. The hospital is now fully functioning with a successful Haitian accredited Nursing School.

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 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 18 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.

  • Current Focus Projects
  • Children's Home

    We need $800 per month to provide food and schooling for 18 children

  • Rent for the elderly home

    We need $5000 for annual rent due in May

  • Underground Water Cistern

    Excited that this project is finally completed - thankyou to everyone who helped this happen - the Children's Home has water!

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 30 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 friend and Director of a School on the Island. Fenel our wise and experienced advisor. Bernard through philanthropy and caring for the poor has 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.
Barnie & Gill
Barnie & Gill
Vision – Compassion
Barnie has a passion for the poor and disadvantaged. With knowledge in IT and everything online he has been the technology brain behind our website. Barnie and Gill have three wonderful children. They desire to see nations changed and communities transformed through love in action. We are sad to see them leave our team but excited that through sharing our love for Haiti Gill has now started her own Charity Tea Shop. Charity Tea is a social innovation project of www.Ten18international.com and uses it’s profits to address the issues of world hunger.

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