LIGHT FROM LIGHT, INC.

Strengthening the foundations of progress in Haitian communities, thus empowering them for long-lasting change.

aka CHAP/ Christian Haitian American Partnership   |   Mount Pleasant, SC   |  www.lightfromlight.me

Mission

Light from Light is a 501(c) 3 non-profit focused on caring for and building up communities in need. We partner with local leaders and organizations that are on site and effectively transforming the lives around them. Our mission is to strengthen the foundations of progress in Haitian communities, empowering them for long-lasting change. In Haiti, Light from Light partners with Lespwa Timoun Clinic (which means “Hope for Children") to deliver health, nutrition and educational services to those in need in eight communities in and around Croix-des-Bouquets. When communities improve, the whole world improves.

Ruling year info

2004

Executive Director

Mrs Miranda G DuBose

Main address

1287 Porchers Bluff Road

Mount Pleasant, SC 29466 USA

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Formerly known as

Christian Haitian American Partnership

EIN

20-0952439

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (E12)

Nutrition Programs (K40)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

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Our programs

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Nutrition Program

The children in the program are weighed and carefully monitored. Parents are educated on proper nutrition. The severely malnourished children are fed a peanut-based mixture called Plumpy-Nut for about six weeks then switched to Akamil. Akamil is made from ground rice, corn, and beans. Children are provided vitamins and necessary vaccinations. The results are nothing short of miraculous, with countless lives saved since 2003. We currently have over 1000 children in the program. Carmel and clinic staff host nutrition clinics at six different villages.

Population(s) Served

Lespwa Timoun "Hope for Children" Clinic is open weekdays to offer medical care in Croix des Bouquets, Haiti. Croix des Bouquets is a suburb of Port au Prince. The clinic treats approximately 1,000 medical patients each month. The clinic employs 33 full/part time employees as well as 16 on call staff members. General Medicine, Pediatric and Obstetrics and Gynecology services are available to Lespwa Timoun. The clinic offers laboratory, ultrasound, EKG, vaccination and pharmacy services on site.

Population(s) Served

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Our results

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Number of vaccines administered

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Medical Care

Context Notes

Vaccinations are given by staff at Lespwa Timoun Clinic in Haiti. Light from Light financially supports their work.

Number of health/hygiene product and/or tools of care (mosquito nets, soap, etc.) administered

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Medical Care

Context Notes

Personal hygiene, proper nutrition, STD, and general health education classes are hosted at eight clinic locations as well as local schools and churches in Haiti.

Number of children with a source of ongoing care

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Nutrition Program

Context Notes

Serving malnourished children (birth to 5 years old) is a critical program through our partnership at Lespwa Timoun Clinic.

Number of individuals to whom medicines were distributed

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Medical Care

Context Notes

Patients receive medications after general consultations. Lespwa Timoun Clinic serves eight areas with ongoing medical care.

Number of maternal deaths prevented

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More than 500 clean birthing kits are distributed annually to equip 24 trained midwives in remote mountain communities in Haiti. High risk mothers are transported by Lespwa Timoun Clinic to hospitals.

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Provide medical care and health education to people in need, focusing on malnourished children.

Lespwa Timoun "Hope for Children" Clinic offers medical care on weekdays in Croix des Bouquets, Haiti. US mission teams work with Lespwa Timoun staff to provide medical care, medications and vaccinations to remote villages. We offer nutrition supplements to malnourished children from birth to five years old. We support community health workers and traditional birth attendants as they live and serve in the remote villages. We offer community health classes weekly and monthly. Educational classes cover personal hygiene and medical topics such as high blood pressure, diabetes, STD/AIDS, hygiene, hand washing, drinking potable water and nutrition. Classes are held at the medical clinic, churches and schools.

Light from Light (formerly Christian Haitian American Partnership), through our partnership with Lespwa Timoun "Hope for Children" clinic plans to provide medical care to approximately 12,000 Haitians and serve approximately 3,000 malnourished children. We have planted 1,500 Moringa trees in 2016 for reforestation and leaves are used as nutritional supplements. We support clean water and sewer projects. We plan to train and support traditional birth attendants (midwives) and community health workers.

The clinic is open for business. Currently treating 1,000 patients per month.

In 2016, we have sent thirteen US mission teams to support the clinic staff. We have planted 2,500 Moringa trees. Recent construction project- two schools, two churches, one latrine and additions to the Lespwa Timoun guesthouse.

Financials

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LIGHT FROM LIGHT, INC.

Board of directors
as of 1/15/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

TJ Johnston

Saint Peter's Church

Term: 2016 -


Board co-chair

Welden Johnston

Highland Resources, Inc.

Term: 2016 -

Mary White

Jennifer Johnson

Jackie Woodle

Jeanne Fourrier

Brad Mauldin

Charles Dunn

Mike Hubbard

Clay Willis

John Wrenn

Phil Black

Nancy Hagood