Haiti Cheri's long-term response in Haiti has been working to establish the country's first free, comprehensive or a low cost clinic known as "Sove Lavi," in Creole, which means "Saving Lives" in English. We have done countless mobile clinics in the past where we have offered free healthcare and medicine to the villages of Dolval, Paheton, and Acul Samdi. Now we are additionally working in the Charrier community located in Cap-Haitien to save one life at a time and to relieve suffering lives who desperately need help.
Our story this week is about Julia, a 9 year old girl who came to visit the clinic with her mother Julienne desperately needing care. Upon her arrival Dr. Cyriaque evaluated Julia and found that she had respiratory issues due to asthma. The doctor asked her mother,"How long she has been in this condition?" Her mother said she has been ill since she was born. Her mother who's not working and has no means to pay for medical expenses always keeps the herbal remedies coconut oil and avocado in her to help her, but in vain. According to her mother, she heard from her church there is a clinic in her area that is commissioned to change the life of the community. After the diagnosis, one of the nurses checked in the pharmacy and was unable find a nebulizer meds to remedy her asthmatic condition.
Gethro Clebert, our clinic manager, also suffered from asthma when he was a child. He sent an email to the clinic Director, Pastor Oris, and asked him to either bring or send him some inhalers which are hard to find in Haiti. He continued to say,"When I think about how difficult and stressful the first half of my life was, I can't imagine how difficult and hard it is for this poor child to deal with asthma. Even worse, asthma problems in Haiti deepen with all the dust in the air. It is difficult to fully comprehend the dynamics of health in Haiti if you have never experienced asthma even in a country like the United States of America."
Now, we have discovered that the clinic needs some proper medication and equipment to help the people who are suffering from the worst cases of asthma. Both asthma medications and antibiotics are at the top the list of needed medications. Will you join us in this fight?
Proverbs 3:27-28 Never walk away from someone who deserves help; your hand is God's hand for that person. Don't tell your neighbor "Maybe some other time" or "Try me tomorrow" when the money's right there in your pocket. [MSG]
The Siloé Health Clinic Team
Haiti Cheri Life Harvest Ministries