It has surely been another successful year for all of us involved with Lamp for Haiti. Our continued hope is that you consider yourself as an integral part of that success.
Lamp for Haiti is about addressing healthcare as a means to build community. It’s no secret that when one feels healthy, spirits are lifted, work gets done, families are fed. Our work with and for the marginalized poor, is necessary. It is a work born out of an epiphany of sorts, an eye opening experience that recognizes the huge economic gradient that exists between our country and our neighbors 90 miles off of Florida. It is a work that takes that recognition of existing despair and channels it enthusiastically and shines a lamp.
As we approach our ten year anniversary, all of us can take pride in what together we’ve accomplished from those early days when we provided care in alleys and empty buildings. Today our professional primary and urgent care health center sees more than 1,000 patients each month. We have established a women’s health program. We provide nutrition to malnourished children. We are utilizing an electronic health record that is providing us with hard data, data that not only is helpful for tracking patient trends, but also in staying transparent to oversight organizations and to donors.
Our courageous staff has weathered hurricanes and earthquakes, civil unrest and political turmoil, and continues to provide care with a smile. They can do so because of your continued support, and your continuing confidence in this project.
Our very best to you and your families this holiday season. Stay warm. Thanks again for helping us to keep the Lamp shining bright.