Sustainable programs to build self-reliance through support and training

  • Improve maternal, parental, child and adult health
  • Education to enable a rising standard of living
  • Clean water and sanitation
  • Develop sustainable agriculture and trades

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HHI’s objective is to promote self-reliance and empower the Haitian people to be the primary players in improving their health and communities. We aim to decrease foreign aid dependency and promote sustainable, community-driven initiatives.

Our Mission and Vision

Haiti Health Initiative (HHI) is a nonprofit organization that aims to serve the public health needs of the rural Haitian people. HHI’s goal is to first uncover the root causes contributing to poor health outcomes in Haiti. HHI will then use that knowledge to work alongside the Haitian community and implement projects that communities need the most, including sustainable water treatment projects, improving nutritional opportunities through agricultural expansion, and training local medical and dental providers to provide sustainable care. HHI’s philosophy in working with the Haitians is best summarized by Gordon B. Hinckley: “Bring all the good that you have, and let us add to it.” HHI’s aim is to support current healthy living practices and to promote sustainable and culturally appropriate change by working side-by-side with local and international partners.

Our Mission

Haiti Health Initiative aims to improve the overall health and wellbeing of rural Haitians, one community at a time. We seek to accomplish this through providing education and services in primary health care, dental care, public health, and nutrition.

Our Vision

Our vision is that ultimately each rural community will eventually be able to utilize its own resources and support itself. Haiti Health Initiative aspires to become a model organization that supports current medical, dental, and other healthy living practices in rural communities, as well as promotes sustainable and culturally appropriate change through collaboration with local and international partners.

Our Core Values


We focus on the needs of the poor in remote rural areas without seeking personal gain or recognition.

Respect and trust

We treat others the way we want to be treated. We work with and care for local families as though they were our own families. We respect and depend upon one another at all times.

Collaboration and creativity

We collaborate with local and international partners whose views align with our mission, vision, and values without discrimination on any basis. We are open to new thoughts and initiatives that will work towards solutions leading to healthy children and families in rural communities.


We conduct our work according to the highest standards of personal integrity and ethics. We do not ever compromise our reputation, and we always attempt to act in the best interest of the communities we serve.

Sustainability and self-sufficiency

We research proven solutions and implement culturally appropriate interventions that are supported by local public health authorities and community leaders. We educate people and provide tools to foster autonomy. We want to help people help themselves.


We take the necessary measures to ensure the health, safety and welfare of our volunteers and partners. We believe in the motto “safety first.”

Accountability and transparency

We take responsibility for using donations and other resources efficiently, for being accountable to donors, partners and volunteers, and for reporting back to these groups regularly.

How We Turn a Mission into a Reality


Before our teams can provide any relief to the Haitian people, we have to understand their challenges. A Haitian’s life expectancy is 16 years shorter than that of a United States citizen. The number of physicians and dentists is grossly insufficient. We at HHI are striving to work alongside Haitian villages to change these numbers and build into Haitian societies a plan for lengthening and improving the quality of human life. We build upon research in order to make a lasting impact.


HHI believes in giving to those in need; however, we give with a purpose. We do not give handouts; we give tools. Haitians in these communities do not want to rely on gifts for the rest of their lives. They want to sustain themselves. If we give tools to help make this desire a reality, only then are we truly giving everything we can.


The greatest part of our efforts and resources is dedicated to creating agricultural, educational, healthcare, and water systems that work for the people in rural Haiti. In order to accomplish this, we collaborate with partners in Haiti who know what works best for their community. Our goal is to help create systems that will remain in Haiti forever and continuously benefit the people. Our approach is to start small then expand, grow deep then grow wide, and build human capacity before laying physical structures.

What People Say

Our Donor’s Reviews

Scott Ferguson

“I have been fortunate enough to work with HHI for the past two and a half years. Every person who I have met or worked with is so generous and kind. They have what’s best for the people of Haiti first on their mind and heart. It’s great to see an organization with people who care so much and give so much without asking for anything in return. I enjoy being a part of this organization and look forward to many years of association with them.”

Rosanne Lewis

“This organization is doing its best to help improve the health in rural Haiti. They help in so many ways. They interact with so many people. Most people appreciate their help. Their administrators and American volunteers are not only unpaid, but pay to be a part of this so that as much of your donations go directly to the Haitians as possible. They’re the most accountable organization I have seen.”

Sheree Evans

“I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to work with HHI. They are doing so many great things to help the people in Timo. Please consider donating to help them build a school. It will change lives and give hope to the community.”

Nicole Ray

“They do genuine humanitarian work! This organization has integrity.”

Alex Flash

“A fantastic organization doing all the right things to improve the lives of rural Haitians. It’s a privilege to collaborate with you!”

Lisa Crum

“A reputable organization and very worthy cause! I can hardly wait to volunteer my time and efforts to helping further these efforts.”

Matthew Pettit

“I feel so lucky to be a part of this! It’s good to know that donations made are used for the purpose they are intended! Truly a worthy cause!”

Shannon McMurray Stoker

“I have been to Haiti with HHI twice now and plan to go back again and again.”


The following selection of articles provides an inside look at HHI’s updates on recent projects and history of accomplishments.

AgwoAyiti Hog Farming Project

AgwoAyiti Hog Farming Project

WANT TO KNOW ABOUT US. Evens Robert, one of the founding members of AgwoAyiti, observed the precarious economic and environmental conditions in his home community of Fond d’OiesFrom his observations in Fond d’Oies, he realized that there was untapped potential in...

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School Progress in Timo

School Progress in Timo

WANT TO KNOW ABOUT US. The earthworks for the new Timo school are completed.This includes retaining walls, perimeter walls and fencing. We resumed talks with our engineer and architect partners at Arup (designer of Sydney Opera House) who are reviewing the...

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Haiti Health Initiative aims to improve the overall health and well being of rural Haitians, one community at a time. We seek to accomplish this through providing education and services in primary health care, dental care, public health, and nutrition within each community at risk.


If you have questions about Haiti Health Initiative, contact Marc-Aurel Martial at [email protected] or at 801-830-3043.

If you are interested to join us in Haiti, click here for more information.


If you would like to know more about Haiti Health Initiative as a Non-Profit Organization and registered Non-Governmental Organization, you can review the organizing documents by clicking here.


If you would like to make a donation to HHI exceeding $1000, you can either send a check to 1761 Gold River Drive, Orem, UT 84057, or pay by credit or debit card by clicking here.

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