Community Overview: Lucelia Bontemps Health Center is located at Sibert in Croix des Bouquets in the district of Port-au-Prince. It is 40 minutes from downtown on the north side of Port-au-Prince. Sibert is an impoverished community where the population has a very low level of education. Unemployment is very high. Most of the women work at agriculture for survival. Many have small businesses along the overland routes and in the markets. The men are mostly involved in livestock farming and driving motorbike taxis.
Service Area Population: Approximately 41,450
Project Partner: The Daughters of Charity
The Daughters of Charity serve the poor and marginalized in many different types of ministry such as healthcare, social services, teaching, counseling, prisons, and many other ministries. They have a deep passion for changing the world one person at a time. In the U.S. the Daughters founded what has become the largest non-profit health system in the country. They are an international community of over 19,000 women in more than 90 countries.
Project Overview: The Daughters of Charity have established an effective maternal and child health clinic in the impoverished area of Sibert in Port-Au-Prince. MFH is assisting the Daughters to increase the number of children who are able to receive healthcare, essential medicines, and nutrition services. MFH is also helping to expand health services available to pregnant women through the work of community health workers.