1000jobsHaiti was founded in 2008 with one purpose – to fight extreme poverty in Haiti by working to create sustainable jobs at fair wages.
Since unemployment and underemployment affect over 75% of the Haitian population and are the main causes of the grinding poverty so pervasive in Haiti, it makes sense to us to attack these twin social and economic maladies directly by focusing our resources on job creation. Thus all our programs have the same goal – job creation.
Philanthropic Shopping for a Cause
When working with women’s groups, who do artisanal work, our focus is on the long term sustainability of the job. Thus we measure our results not only by the number of jobs provided in a project, but also by the progress toward sustainability of the activity. We are not in the charity business. We are in the opportunity business. Instead of, or in addition to making a charitable donation to Haiti, you can now shop for the philanthropic cause of supporting the working women there to thrive, not just survive.
The faces that you see on this website are the faces of our partners in this work – not the recipients of charity.
Little Compton, RI 02837
The legacy of Baptist Haiti Mission stretches as far back as 1946 when John Turnbull and his son Wallace arrived in the small mountain community of Fermathe. Our founders, Wallace and Eleanor Turnbull, dedicated their lives to cultivating change in the Haitian people through the transformative power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
In the last 70 years we have witnessed small groups of converts blossom into growing churches. We have seen children learn to read and write in grade school and then those same kids progressing into high school and on to university and who are now able to attend the Masters program at BHM. We have seen basic first aid efforts burst into clinic development and the establishment of a hospital that is now serving over 10,000 people a year. We have seen primitive trades mature into professional work projects and a Christ centered vocational program that helps church members find employment. We have literally seen tens of thousands of people commit to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through His movements within these ministries.
13420 Eastpoint Centre Drive
Louisville, KY 40223
Baptist Haiti Mission of Canada
P.O. Box 11
602 Wellington Street
Wallaceburg, ON N8A 4L5