Wednesday, November 10, 2010


I wanted to share with you a great opportunity to make a difference!

Your support of No Time For Poverty and Klinik Timoun Nou Yo will provide thousands of children in the region of Port Salut, Haiti, with medical care that would otherwise be unavailable to them.


A little more about the work No Time For Poverty does:

Earthquakes, hurricanes, severe flooding, and now a cholera epdemic. Malnutrition, disease, and poverty beyond belief... and yet the Haitian people have an amazing spirit and a sense of hope that few can understand. This is why we are working in Haiti... to assist in providing medical care to the future of Haiti - it's children.

Considered one of the poorest countries in the world, Haiti also has the distinction of having the highest rate of maternal, infant, and juvenile mortality in the western hemisphere. While hunger, poverty, and disease should be the fate of no man, woman, or child, Haiti's close proximity to the United States renders it unthinkable that more assistance has not been afforded there. 8,370 square feet in size, Klinik Timoun Nou Yo, Kreyol for "Our Children's Clinic," will be staffed by Haitian doctors, nurses, and semi-professionals - assisted and supported by United States volunteer professionals and students. Klinik Timoun Nou Yo will operate in collaboration with a Community Board comprised of individuals from Port Salut and surrounding areas. The Board will work with No Time For Poverty in identifying needs, establishing priorities, and partnering in all endeavors. Klinik Timoun Nou Yo will also recruit, train, and supervise a number of community health workers to travel to remote areas throughout the region to offer children, ages 1 day to 5 years, vaccinations, vitamin A, re-hydration treatment, well baby care, and nutritional assistance. It is the goal of Klinik Timoun Nou Yo to provide a welcoming and respectful approach to all children where dignity, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up will be afforded to all patients regardless of status, religion, or ability to pay for service.

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