Support Sante Total on Giving Tuesday

Dear friends of Sante Total,

Mesi Anpil (thank you so much), for your generous donations of time, energy, and money, and your willingness to help!

We hope that you will lend us your support this giving Tuesday, November 30th!

We send Holiday Greetings and hope that you and your families are doing well and staying safe in these crazy times.  I wanted to let you know that we are still working in Jacsonville despite our inability to travel due to COVID 19 and the political turmoil.

Haiti needs your support more than ever now, not only to address COVID but to help ameliorate food and medication shortages that are an economic result of the pandemic, severe drop in “missionary tourism” and the political instability. You can do this by making an immediate donation on our sidebar or sending a check to the address listed there.


Scholarships are desperately needed this year: only 80 of the 180 eligible kids showed up for school at St. Rose on the first day because they couldn’t pay the school fees.

Despite all of our accomplishments, there is so much more to do! We hope that you will think of the people of Jacsonville, Haiti, during this season of giving and share generously to support the projects needed to improve their quality of life.

Here’s to the hope that someday soon, we will work ourselves out of a job! I wish you all a Happy Holiday Season and safe journeys!

Barbara Weis, MD, MPH&TM
Executive Director, Sante Total
2021 Accomplishments: We need your help to continue these projects!
– We continue to support ongoing COVID prevention, demonstrating how to construct hand-washing stations and educating families on the prevention of COVID and the importance of wearing masks.

-We are still supporting the community medically through Telemedicine consults.  We also have continued to help patients pay for their surgery, hospitalizations and medications, and are still trying to arrange for a baby to get cleft palate surgery, which has been delayed due to lack of a qualified surgeon in the area.

-The permanent clinic is moving forward: A major Thank You to the Rotary Club of Ellicott City! There are delays with the final construction because it is dangerous for Gaby to draw money from the bank because people are followed and robbed after visiting the bank, and there are concerns that even if he managed to buy the cement, the truck might be robbed on the way to the site. We are hoping that this situation will improve with more political stability so that the final fence can be completed.

The clinic building

School Lunch Program:  We expanded the school lunch program and are providing daily lunches. When schools close due to COVID or political reasons, Gaby sends the food home monthly to help support the families in the crisis. This is sadly often the only food the kids receive during the day!

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Pre-K students enjoying lunch

CHEAHP (Center for the Handicapped and Aged of Pignon): We supported weekly meetings, monthly meals and a Holiday party for the center. 50$ donation can support this program for a week. 

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Cooking school lunch

Sustainable Agriculture:  The fruit-bearing tree project continues to move forward.

Papaya trees

Educational Support:  We have invested over $18,000 dollars in scholarships for students who will help us staff the permanent clinic including:  one medical, one nursing, one pharmacy and an administrative student.

Benben, a biology student

Thank you again for all your support in these difficult times!

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