We have assessed the damage from the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck southwestern Haiti around 8:29 am on August 14th, followed by numerous aftershocks averaging magnitude 4.0. The devastating effects of the earthquake were felt throughout our zone of service and there were many reports of
A 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake: Relief and Recovery
Maison de Naissance (MN) was heavily damaged by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake and numerous aftershocks that struck southwestern Haiti around 8:29 am the morning of August 14th. There were reports of many fatalities, injuries, and significant damage all across the region, and the numbers still grow daily. In the meantime, our staff, who were all miraculously spared, are dealing with the loss of or damage to their homes, while we work to restore the Maison de Naissance campus and the surrounding communities however we can, seeking temporary shelter and food supplies for all of those affected within our zone of service.
Your immediate and generous support of our relief work after the earthquake allowed us to restore operations at MN in temporary facilities within one week of the arrival onsite of Jim Grant, Executive Director, and Dr. Abbey Masonbrink, pediatrician and board member.
Now, Global Birthing Home Foundation has been offered a $100,000 matching gift from former board member Lindsey Patterson to rebuild Maison de Naissance stronger and more resistant to natural disaster damage.
With your help, we can not only repair but reinforce the buildings, power, water and septic systems on our campus, so they will be more resilient during future natural disasters. We can help our staff and surrounding communities heal physically and emotionally, while continuing to deliver the excellent, compassionate care which Maison de Naissance has provided since 2004. PLEASE, donate now to contribute to this critical work.
We believe every mother and every infant, regardless of skin color, country of origin, or religion, deserve the opportunity for a healthy pregnancy and a safe birth.
You can download our 2020 Annual Report here.