Our Relief Efforts are Ongoing

This is a marathon not a sprint, and we need your help.  Please consider donating by clicking the “Donate Now” button below. Thank you for your generosity!

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Celebrating the Return to School

Update from Sassier – November 26, 2016

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Planting Dinner for February

Update from Sassier – November 21, 2016

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New School Roofs

Update from Sassier – November 10, 2016

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Twin Victories

Update from Sassier – November 9, 2016

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Thankfulness!

Update from Sassier – October 21, 2016

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Rainy Day Blues

Update from Sassier – October 19, 2016

Rainy Day Blues

Green Shoots - Harbingers of Hope

Update from Sassier – October 13, 2016

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“Life Restarts – Restart Life”

Update from Sassier – October 12, 2016

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In Post-Hurricane Haiti, a Picture of the Human Toll Begins to Emerge

The article below is taken from the front page of today’s Miami Herald. If features Concepcia Pamphile from our clinic in Sassier and the administrator of the hospital in Jeremie.  As you will see, the relief effort is underway and the work that needs to be done is great. Our Deacon Gerry Keenan is on the ground in Haiti this week, along with Jim O’Donnell.  They will be bringing bleach and cleaning soap as well as some money for the hospital.  Your contributions to the relief effort are an important step in dealing with the aftermath in Haiti.  100% of the proceeds will be directed to relief efforts.

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Photo Gallery: The Aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

We have put together a collection of photos taken in Haiti in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.  This will give you an idea of the situation on the ground.  It is still not clear exactly what has happened in the Grand Anse, as there is no mobile communication coming out or getting in yet. Check back often for updates.  In the meantime, we need your support.  Click through to donate to the relief efforts!

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Donate Now! Hurricane Matthew Roars through Sassier

In addition to your prayers, we ask that you donate today to our Relief Fund by clicking on the DONATE button below. You can also donate by sending a check made to to Zanmi Sasye—Partners with Sassier at:

Gerry Keenan, President
Zanmi Sasye–Partners with Sassier
1655 Lake-Cook Road  Suite 338
Highland Park, IL 60035
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Photo Gallery: The Aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

We have put together a collection of photos taken in Haiti in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.  This will give you an idea of the situation on the ground.  It is still not clear exactly what has happened in the Grand Anse, as there is no mobile communication coming out or getting in yet. Check back often for updates.  In the meantime, we need your support.  Click through to donate to the relief efforts!

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Hurricane Matthew Roars through Sassier

In addition to your prayers, we ask that you donate today to our Relief Fund by clicking on the DONATE button below. You can also donate by sending a check made to to Zanmi Sasye—Partners with Sassier at:

Gerry Keenan, President
Zanmi Sasye–Partners with Sassier
1655 Lake-Cook Road  Suite 338
Highland Park, IL 60035
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Sassier Medical Clinic Day 1 – A Young Life Saved

On September 4, a new 14 room medical clinic welcomed its first patients – the culmination of a 12 year effort to bring primary medical care to Sassier, a poor community in the mountains of southwest Haiti.
The Clinic’s first patient was a young boy who suffered severe burns after falling into a cooking fire while playing.  Without the care provided by the Clinic’s medical team, this young boy’s chances of survival would have been low. Infection sets in quickly and would probably have overwhelmed the boy’s immune system.
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The Gift of Health

New medical clinic in Sassier opened on September 1st.
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Graduation Day in Sassier

June 17 was Graduation Day at College Pierre Toussaint in Sassier, Haiti!  Forty-three students graduated from 13th Grade, the final year of high school in Haiti.  In addition to a community-wide celebration, the students and their families rejoiced in their great accomplishment-for themselves and the school.

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Excitement in Sassier

Excitement in Sassier is rising as the date of the opening of the new medical Clinic in Sassier is drawing nearer.  On June 2, the Haitian Ministry of Public Health granted the Clinic a license to operate for the coming year.

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The Rains have Finally Returned!

After several years of drought, the rains have finally returned to the greater Sassier area.  The drought has resulted in five failed harvests, resulting in significant hunger for many people throughout the whole Grand Anse province, in which Sassier is located.

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Sassier Clinic Update: I Wish it Would Rain

This update is a Good News/Bad News report.  The Good News is that the supports for the new concrete roof were removed during the last week in June and everything looks great.
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Graduation Day

Last Saturday was another big day in Sassier-the second this month. Last week we reported on the completion of the roof on the new Clinic. June 13 was Graduation Day for twenty 13th graders at College Pierre Toussaint and the whole town celebrated! READ MORE

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Up on the Roof...

The concrete roof was pour on the new Clinic building on Friday, June 5.  for those of us used to large cement mixers and related apparatus, you will see from the picures that construction methods are somewhat different in rural Haiti.

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Partners With Sassier

Bringing hope.  Creating opportunity.

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Length of Concrete Road built by Sassier Community in 2011

Children Being Educated in Sassier Parish School (2004)

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Adult Literacy Rate in Haiti (Compared to 98% in US)

Funds Spent Educating a High School Student (2014) College Pierre Toussaint--Sassier

Funds Spent Educating a High School Student (2014) New Trier Township High School—Winnetka $21,372

Children Being Educated in Sassier Parish School (2014)

Length of Gravel/Dirt Road Rehabilitated by Sassier Community in 2011

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Percentage of Fully Certified Teachers in Sassier Public School (Compared to 0% 10 Years Ago)

Classrooms in Sassier Parish School (2003-2004)

Classrooms in Sassier Parish School (2014-2015)