Winter 2017 Grant Recipients: Heartline Ministries
for January 10th, 2017
Heartline Ministries is a faith based nonprofit organization working in the Port-au-Prince area of Haiti. Heartlines primary mission is focused on strengthening Haitian families and preventing children from becoming orphans. Through multiple initiatives including Heartline Maternity Center and the Women’s Education Center, Heartline Ministries is privileged to come alongside over 2,000 Haitians each year.
Heartline Ministries is requesting $45,000 to help make improvements to The Women’s Education Center. The Women’s Education Center focuses primarily on literacy education, income generating vocational skills, and Christian discipleship to women living at or below the poverty line with the purpose of facilitating economic empowerment for women and their families.
The Heartline Ministries Women’s Education Center Long-Term Improvement and Sustainability Initiative has multiple facets. Overall the entire initiative will allow Heartline to not only maximize the work they are currently doing but also allow expansions that will create additional education opportunities for Haitian women. The largest component of the initiative is the need for solar panels and back-up generators for the Women’s Education Center building. Electricity in Port-au-Prince is controlled by the government and is very limited with only a few hours a day of electricity. Solar power and generators will provide a sustainable energy solution to the Women Education Center.