The Wellness Program represents our ongoing commitment towards life-enriching sustainability. Through it, we seek to revitalize, enrich, and cultivate a flourishing, natural life here in Haiti. Our holistic approach focuses primarily on our artisan community, but we have been so happy to see a ripple effect taking place. We believe in addressing systemic poverty issues at the ground level. It is vital to address root problems individuals face in areas of health, environment, and economy in addition to the stability that comes with job security. We know poverty is about more than just a lack of financial means. The Wellness Program is our approach to encouraging the progression of an individual as a whole- through preventative measures, not just reactive aid.
The main pillars on which we focus to build this movement are:
We desire to bring back to life natural living practices which have been abandoned in the city. We want to honor the past and respect the land we call home. We are shifting all processes with the goal of minimal waste and a reduced carbon footprint, working towards sustainable energy, recycling, and support of local farmers and merchants.
We seek to better lives through focus on health and nutrition. Through group exercise, nutritional counseling, and urban gardening classes, we encourage preventative healthcare and well-being. These activities take place on our Wellness Rooftop. Consistent access to clean water and nutritious lunches will be provided daily.
We see a vision of these simple, healthy practices spreading within families, friends, and communities. We have created a peaceful, zen-filled environment for individuals to share and grow. The Wellness Rooftop is a community center to encourage cultivating relationships, sharing information, and mobilizing social activities for the good of the community.
The Wellness Program provides the following services to our artisans:
daily nutritious lunch
SUBSIDIZED QUALITY HEALTH INSURANCE
MONTHLY EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS ON THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:
Personal finance management, goal setting, positive thinking, nutrition, stress management & trauma, marriage, family planning, leadership, first-aid, and more!
OUR SIGNATURE “SERE POU DEMEN” SAVINGS PROGRAM:
Matched savings incentives & a personal savings mentor to help our artisans save for home & land investment, business start-up, and/or furthering their education.
support to the community development committee “HDC In action”
A committee dedicated to community service and supporting movements of healthy changes within the households of our artisan community