Haiti population: 11,400,000 in 2022
GDP per capita (US$): $1,272 in 2020
Cost to Run Program for 1 Year: $6000
Fact from the World Health Organization:
Low weight-for-height is known as wasting. It usually indicates recent and severe weight loss, because a person has not had enough food to eat and/or they have had an infectious disease, such as diarrhoea, which has caused them to lose weight. A young child who is moderately or severely wasted has an increased risk of death, but treatment is possible.
Source: WHO Fact Sheets - Malnutrition, 2022
Fredo Geneste is the coordinator in Haiti. Brother Geneste is a BYU pathways missionary. He mentions that he wants to focus on the welfare of children, especially those who are abandoned. Many families are still struggling from the effects of an earthquake in 2010. Some people have moved to camps after the earthquake where they have built small houses. Others are still living in tents. Many people lost their homes and their jobs. He sees that the children in Haiti are suffering from lack of healthy food. He has 4 children and graduated from the BYU in IT. He and his wife have started screening children in several different communities in Haiti.
Bountiful's Community Coordinators
Community coordinators serve with Bountiful as volunteers. They organize other local volunteers and together conduct screenings, train families, distribute locally-purchased supplements, and follow up on infant development.
Considering A Donation?
100% of your donation goes directly toward helping children in need! Overhead costs are covered by generous board member donations.
- $8 = feeds 1 child for a month
- $25 = feeds 3 children for a month
- $100 = feeds 1 child for a year
- $500 = feeds an average community for a month
- $6,000 = adopts a community of your choice for one year
Bountiful Organizes in Haiti
Our mission is to provide nutritional supplementation to malnourished children and pregnant/nursing mothers as well as to teach health and cognitive development skills to families in the areas we serve.