Founded in 2000 by Dumas Siméus, Organisation Sové Lavi’s (OSL) mission is to save lives and give hope to the poor of Haiti by providing medical care, clean water, education, clothing and nutrition. Our longer- term objective is to create a social enterprise in Haiti, a for-profit business that will provide jobs for the poor of Haiti and funding for this 501c3, non-profit organization.
Haiti is a devastated country, the poorest in the Western Hemisphere. The people in Haiti face horrendous daily struggles. Statistics tell the story of their challenges. Average life expectancy is the worse in the world at 49 years of age. Too many children die needlessly of diarrhea, malaria and water borne disease. The country is the most water-deprived in the world. Haiti is third to Somalia and Afghanistan in hunger. Unemployment exceeds 70%. The average annual wage is only $500.
Yet, even with these hardships, when visiting this country, you will be forever touched by the beauty, kindness, love and friendliness of the Haitian people.
OSL is grateful to our many benefactors who make it possible for our Organization to provide our services and, ultimately, support our objective of helping the Haitian people have an improved quality of life and long-term, sustainable results.
Anne Franke once said “Isn’t it wonderful that no one need wait a single moment to help change the world.” Please act now and join us in our quest to help the poor in Haiti.