Philadelphia, PA 19106 USA
The Lamp Foundation, known as Lamp for Haiti, is a nonprofit, nonsectarian, apolitical organization founded in 2006. Our primary activity is the delivery of health care and humanitarian assistance in Cité Soleil, a section of 300,000 residents on the edges of Port-au- Prince. Our community of Bwa Nèf in Cité Soleil is among the poorest in the Western Hemisphere.
We believe that we are all one human family and that the people of Cité Soleil represent tremendous human potential. Our aim is to empower the community, through our services, to achieve this potential. We believe the hope for a brighter future in Haiti begins with improved health care. Ill health is a barrier to self-reliance and we have the means to overcome this barrier!
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
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