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Haiti

MAF provides aviation, email communications, and distance education services to churches, Christian missions and NGOs ministering in Haiti

Since 1986, MAF has enabled the work and maximised the effectiveness of Christian workers and agencies in Haiti. MAF missionary families and Haitian staff members fly and maintain 3 aircraft, servicing over 14 airstrips from our base in Port-au-Prince.

With the lowest standard of living in the western hemisphere, 80% of Haiti’s 8 million people live in poverty and hopelessness.

Haitians suffer from chronic malnutrition, poor health, and untreated medical conditions. Some 120,000 Haitian people live with HIV/AIDS.

In 1791, Haiti’s slaves revolted and the practice of voodoo exploded. The entire country was formally ‘dedicated’ to this blend of west African spiritism and witchcraft, and was again rededicated to voodoo during the bicentennial celebrations of 1991.

Today, many Haitians attempt to escape through drugs or suicide. Religious agencies say the suicide rate of the Haitian Guarani youth is among the highest in the world.

Nearly 50% of Haitian children do not attend elementary school. More than 80% won’t complete high school.

The resulting illiteracy severely limits the number of qualified indigenous church leaders and prevents evangelical Haitian Christians from having a positive impact on society.

Trapped by rough, mountainous terrain and frequent rainy season floods that deteriorate or destroy roads, it is extremely difficult to travel inland without our aircraft.

Bandits increase the danger of land travel, and kidnapping, armed robbery and assault remain a constant threat.

Main base

Port-au-Prince

Program began

1986

Aircraft used

Cessna 206 (x1)
Cessna 207 (x1)
Cessna 208 (x1)

Staff

7 international
23 national

Did you know?

We served 6,575 passengers across 14 locations in 2014, and work with 69 partner organisations

Main partners

Haitian American Friend Foundation
Lemuel Ministries
Medical Teams International
Operation Blessing
Samaritan’s Purse
Village Partners International

Stories about
MAF in Haiti

2017 Caribbean Disaster Response Update

October 26th, 2017|

Having recently returned from the Caribbean, John Woodberry shares how MAF and Samaritans Purse have been working together to bring relief to struggling communities. Story and Photos by MAF. Our Disaster Response Team is [...]

Haiti: A Nation in Recovery

April 18th, 2017|

Six months on from Hurricane Matthew, there is still great need in Haiti. Vaughan Woodward of MAF’s Disaster Response Team and MAF Pilot Michael Broyles reflect on MAF’s response Story and Photos by MAF-US [...]

MAF Ramps-Up Relief Efforts in Haiti

October 18th, 2016|

MAF Sends Additional Aircraft and Crew to Haiti and installs Satellite Communication System to Aid Relief Efforts Story by MAF-US Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) has deployed a fourth airplane and three additional staff to [...]

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