We nurture healthier lives and brighter futures

Welcome To Lamp For Haiti


A Powerful Force For Health And A Beacon Of Hope In The Community We Serve




Who We Are

We are a nonprofit, nonsectarian, apolitical organization dedicated to providing health care and humanitarian aid to improve the lives of some of the most marginalized people in Haiti, among the poorest in the Western Hemisphere.

Our Work

We deliver quality medical care to the community of Cité Soleil, a huge shantytown on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince. Our committed staff has weathered hurricanes, earthquakes, civil unrest, and political turmoil to provide life-saving medical care to more than 15,000 patients a year.

Founding Story

Many Haitians live on 50 cents a day and can only dream of regular visits to the doctor, leaving many to suffer and die from preventable and treatable diseases. Lamp founder, Dr. James Morgan, knew that a brighter future and tremendous human potential could be unlocked with improved health.


Extending the Family

Lamp’s theme for 2024 is Extending the Family

This is the first full year in which we are providing medical services at a brand new second site.  The populations that we are serving in this new location come from desperately low income areas called Trois Bébés (Twa Bebe), Caradeux (Karade) and Maïs Gaté (Mayi Gate), within or just adjacent to Cité Soleil.  These are new clients for Lamp; three new communities that now have access to medical services.  The need for medical services in Port-au-Prince is immense at the present time since all government facilities and most private facilities have been shuttered due to gang incursions and government incapacity, and Lamp is very proud to be expanding its range – Extending the Family! – despite the present challenges.

For our graphic theme, we have chosen to highlight Haitian art.  Haiti is a country with an impressively deep artistic tradition.  The beauty and creativity that this art represents provide a counterweight to the negative tenor of current news on Haiti.  Haiti is a land of beautiful people, who produce beautiful art, and we would like to shine a light on that beauty as well.

T-shirt graphic - Lamp Run

T-shirt design for the 2024
Lamp for Haiti 5K Run!

Metal art - flowers

 Metal art by a resident of Bwa Nef, Cité Soleil

Translation: “Bwa Nef says Thank You!”


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Lamp for Haiti recently scored 100 out of 100 from the charity rating site, Charity Navigator.  In 2020 Charity Navigator launched a newer rating system for smaller non-profits like Lamp. As part of this Encompass rating system, we scored 100 out of 100 for finance and accountability. Charity Navigator endorses charities that score 75 and above. Read the Charity Navigator report

Lamp for Haiti recently earned the platinum seal from the charity rating site, GuideStar.  This is their highest level of review. Read the Guidestar report