In Haiti, the mortality rate of infants less than one- year old is estimated at 74%. Every year in Haiti, 138,000 children under 5 years old die and 60% of those who survive do not develop well.
To help combat the healthcare problem, OSL opened a full-time medical clinic in Pont Sondé, Haiti, the birthplace of our founder, Dumas M. Siméus. The clinic’s focus is primary and preventive care, with the short-term objective of adding maternal and pre-and-post natal care to our services.
The clinic operates five days a week, employs 13 local residents, and treats approximately 600 patients a month. Patients are asked to contribute the equivalent of 30 U.S. cents for their medical care, although everyone receives treatment, regardless of their ability to pay.
Throughout the year, we are privileged to have the support of medical missions staffed by volunteer health care professionals from the U.S., Canada, Haiti and other countries. In addition to primary and preventive care medical practitioners, the clinic has also had the professional services of dentists, ophthalmologists, and optometrists. Our long-term plans include building an eye care facility to serve the poor in the Artibonite Valley.
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”
Drinking contaminated water is one of the leading causes of death among children under the age of 5 in Haiti. Not having easy access to water prevents children from going to school and women from obtaining a small loan to start a business to support her family.
Sové Lavi has been working for the past 5 years to bring clean water to Haiti. To date, we have drilled 18 wells in conjunction with the Rotary Club, Ryan’s Wells and Hopital Albert Schweizer.
We are passionate about bringing clean water to the poor in Haiti. Please join us in saving lives with clean water
For more information about the clean water project, please contact Kimberly Simeus at:
“For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace, and not for evil, to give you hope in the final outcome.”
– Jeremiah 29:11
Haiti’s literacy rate stands at only 42%. Dramatically improving literacy will be a cornerstone in Haiti’s turnaround in developing an educated workforce and a future generation of leaders.
Organisation Sové Lavi supports children in Haiti with educational scholarships.
For more information on how you can help us support education please contact Kimberly Siméus at:
“Compassion is the basis of all morality.”
– Arthur Schopenhauer
Thirty-three percent of the Haitian population suffers from chronic malnutrition, as compared to 2% in the Dominican Republic, 3% in Honduras and 6% in Guatemala.
Organisation Sové Lavi routinely offers food and nutritional counseling. Additionally, clothing and shoes are distributed throughout the year.
For information on how to donate clothing and food, please contact:
“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”
– The Dalai Lama