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About Us

The Lamp for Haiti is an apolitical, nonsectarian humanitarian organization, founded in 2006.   This nongovernmental organization (NGO) was begun to redress the consequences of unmitigated poverty so starkly evident in the Haitian urban setting, in particular in the slum of Cité Soleil, located in the country’s capital, Port-au-Prince. While the average person in Haiti lives on about one US dollar per day, the Cité Soleil resident gets by on a fraction of this amount. It is estimated that about 300,000 people reside in that particular slum (roughly one-tenth of the population of the capital itself).

The Lamp for Haiti is a federally recognized 501(c)3 charitable organization qualified to receive tax-deductible contributions. Your donation to the Lamp is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. EIN#13-4336539.

 

Mission statement

Through the provision of quality cost-effective medical care and humanitarian assistance, the Lamp for Haiti works with and for the people of Haiti to improve the lives of some of the most marginalized persons in Haitian society. Our work is done in collaboration with local residents, other Haitian professionals, and both governmental and nongovernmental partners.

Lamp for Haiti is non-profit, non-sectarian and apolitical. Transparency to the community, patients, donors, and governing bodies is a sine qua non.
Vision statement

Lamp for Haiti envisions a time when the communities we serve will meet their basic health and humanitarian needs on a self- sustaining basis

To that end the Lamp for Haiti develops and empowers local professional and nonprofessional staff to carry out its mission, aligns its activities with the needs and interests of the local community, and cooperates in mutually beneficial and sustainable ways with Haiti’s broader network of health organizations

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