u2u is a registered charity bringing change to Haiti
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.
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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
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!
Jez & Lynzi
Barnie & Gill
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https://www.gofunme.com/f/community-rescue-family-and-birthing-center?utm_campaign=p_cp_url&utm_medium=os&utm_source=customer My name is Lynzi I am a DONA Birth and Postpartum Doula, CAPPA Childbirth Educator and Lactation Consultant. Mother of four and married to Jez for 32 years. With our family have worked on LaGonave for 12 years with our 501c3 Charity U2U (u2uworld.com). We helped build a 45 bed hospital which now has[…]
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House of Hope is a home for disabled homeless elderly. $5,000 a year for the rent of the house and $888.00/month for carers, food, security and water. Please remember us when you do your 2018 taxes we are 501c#3 and 100% of donations goes to our projects. $15,656.00 covers us for the year. House of[…]
(March 2018) We were excited to return to the island of LaGonave, Haiti at the end of March and build/donate a playground to the WISH Youth Centre. So grateful to everyone who donated to this project. (Orphanage in Anse a Galets) Apart from being ‘SO MUCH fun when you live in a slum’ a playground[…]
(October 2016) I have just returned from a visit I was able to make after Hurricane Matthew. Many have lost their homes, crops, livestock and so many homes were flooded. ‘Children of the Dirt’ a sticker I see on so many four wheel trucks here in USA took on a totally different meaning when I[…]
(December 2015) As the year comes to a close please consider making a special end of year gift that will change a life in need. Just be sure we receive your gift by December 31st to enjoy the benefits of a year end tax deductible contribution. Thanks again! U2U is taking things to the next level. With the arrival[…]