Consider Haiti Volunteers Visit Over 1000 Haitian Children on Spring Trip

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On March 26th through April 2nd, 2016, Consider Haiti (CH) volunteers visited over 1000 Haitian children in need of immediate medical and nutritional assistance in Montrouis Haiti and surrounding areas.

On March 26th through April 2nd, 2016, Consider Haiti (CH) volunteers visited over 1000 Haitian children in need of immediate medical and nutritional assistance in Montrouis Haiti and surrounding areas. The volunteer team of eleven consisted of Asheville residents Bill Allen, Tim Plaut, Susan McDowell, Kate Zurich, Tony Aston, Laurie Towers, Brenda Coppede, Guy Ross, Sarah Plaut, Gracelyn Ross, and Shearon Roberts. Four of their days while in Haiti were spent conducting medical clinics for children near Consider Haiti’s compound in Montrouis, Carries, Ivoire and Fond Baptiste. The other days were spent visiting local hospitals, visiting with Haitian families and providing on-going training and support for their local community health agents in Haiti.

For over ten years, Consider Haiti has partnered with donors and volunteers on dozens of trips to Haiti to partner with local community agents in Haiti to provide sustainable resources to promote the health and welfare of children in Haiti. “Our vision from the inception of Consider Haiti was to not just provide funds to Haiti but to actually offer a way to create sustainable food and water sources to as many Haitian children as possible,” says Board President Todd Kaderabek.

Shearon Roberts, a long-time Board Member and supporter also commented, “On our recent trip we saw more malnutrition in Montrouis and surrounding areas than we expected. Since the earthquake recovery efforts have dwindled, Haitian children are not getting the help and the support they truly need. Adding to this issue the Caribbean drought of 2015 – 2016 has increased inflation and severely limited Haitian families’ ability to provide nutrition to their children.” Consider Haiti will be investigating ways to combat the increased malnutrition issues by exploring methods to provide more water filters and sustainable food sources in 2016. They will also be conducting a fall trip to Haiti and will post trip dates on their website in June.

About Consider Haiti:
Consider Haiti is a non‐profit organization based in Asheville, North Carolina. It has one objective – to promote the health and welfare of children in Haiti. In furtherance of its goal, Consider Haiti concentrates all of its efforts in four core programs: Medical Care Program, Community Health Agent Program, Sustainable Nutrition Program, Clean Water Program. If you are thinking about supporting CH please know that they are a 501C3 organization and that 95% of all contributions are utilized directly in Haiti.

For media inquiries, interviews or presentations about Consider Haiti, contact Ashleigh Stoia 828.280.6302/ ashleigh(at)growwithflourish(dot)com

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