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Crochu Safe Motherhood Project


Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and ranks among the poorest in the world. For every 100,000 people in Haiti, there are only 25 doctors and 11 nurses.

Crochu is in a remote, rural area of Haiti area without primary healthcare or any nearby hospitals or clinics.

Safe Motherhood practices in Crochu are rare—only 7% of births are attended by skilled professionals.  A newborn baby is more likely to die here than any other place in the Western Hemisphere.  Mothers are likely to give birth on a dirt floor, without basic medical supplies.  Cholera and diarrheal diseases are continuing, recurring threats for children under 5. In this community, rapid action can save lives.

Project Goals

  • Train in Safe Motherhood practices
  • Train community health workers in cholera treatment for children under 5
  • Community education to help prevent sources of cholera and diarrhea 
  • Improve sanitation 
You are transforming the lives of Haitian mothers and their children!


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Send an Infant Survival Kit

Watch now: Traditional Birth Attendant Training in Crochu

Infant Survival Kits

Each life-saving kit contains three simple-- but extremely important-- items: a new razor blade, string, and gauze. After kits are prepared, they are sent to a local hospital for sterilization. These kits can truly mean the difference between life and death for a mother and newborn baby. 

Program Offerings

  • Train and supervise birth attendants
  • Supply Infant Survival Kits to trained birth attendants
  • Provide Community Health Training on Cholera
  • Safe Motherhood training
  • Access to prenatal care visits, testing, and vitamins
  • Latrines and hand washing stations


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