Vision for Haiti Inc.
Vision for Haiti’s primary mission is to provide and promote basic healthcare and education to those in need in rural Haiti. Founded in 2009 by Beatrice Marseilles, a Nurse Practitioner and a native of Meyer, Haiti, she recruited a group of a caring doctor, nurses, and other healthcare professionals from Spring Valley, NY, to provide their first medical mission. Meyer is a small mountain village located two hours from the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince and isolated because of its mountain terrain. Hauling medical supplies and vaccinations by cart up the hillsides, the first mission served 400 patients and provided tetanus vaccinations to 500 poor and ill who have no opportunity or means to see a doctor or receive proper medical treatment. Since that time, Vision for Haiti has made annual trips and treats up to 1,000 people each time.
In 2015, Vision for Haiti launched its Textbook Program to deliver school books for the 851 children of Meyer in grades 1 to 6. Many of the residents of Meyer struggle to live on less than $2 per day and have no money to send their children to school or buy them supplies. Vision for Haiti believes that textbooks would have a significant impact on the education these children were receiving, along with supporting our belief in good healthcare through education.