La Gonâve Haiti Partners is a community-based development program started in 1989 between the Presbyterian Church USA and the Episcopal Church of Haiti.
First Presbyterian Church is in partnership with the community of Trou Jacques on the Haitian island of La Gonâve,
working together to improve access to education, healthcare, and economic opportunities.
There are many ways that you can help:
- $15 purchases schools supplies and textbooks for one student at St. Philip and St. James School, grades pre-kindergarten to 6th.
- 25¢ pays for one school lunch, providing a student a healthy meal of rice and vegetables, fortified with essential vitamins.
- $180 sponsors a local family in the La Gonâve Goat Project where they will receive a pregnant doe after 2 days of training and will continue to get veterinarian care and special feed for their goat herd.
- contribute to a micro finance program that helps recipients start small businesses such as selling handmade soap or baking bread, with the loans repaid over 6 months at 3% interest.
- $10,000 to complete the building of a church for the people of Trou Jacques, currently worshipping in a small classroom built long ago.
Trou Jacques is a remote, mountaintop village with beautiful views of surrounding mountains and the Caribbean Sea. The young adult members of First Presbyterian Church traveled to the community in June 2013 and May 2015. They have visited Hait
ians in their homes, played with the children, and taught Vacation Bible School. Join in building up God’s church at Trou Jacques and in cementing the relationship between First Presbyterian Church on Amelia Island and St. Philip and St. James Church on the island of La Gonâve.