Heart-centered contribution is whisked into Epic Matcha, made through our Chariteas initiative. A core part of our mission is making a difference around the world, especially in developing nations. So when you invest in Epic Matcha, I invest in our Chariteas, empowering and supporting the worldwide projects that are near and dear to my heart. Sometimes it can feel like the world is too big to change. But there’s a different reality – how small things can lead to big changes – that I believe in – and it’s what Epic Matcha is rooted in.Jared & Christie
Caring House Project FoundationWhat started so small, providing housing for $1 a month to elderly homeless people here in the United States, has grown tremendously. CHPF has impacted the poorest of the poor in the countries of Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Indonesia, Africa and here in the U.S. CHPF’s primary involvement has been in Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Since 2003 and into 2015, through CHPF donors like you, we will have invested over $4.5 million into creating self-sufficient villages in Haiti. Each village contains 40-50 homes, a community center/church, and some type of sustainable commerce. Each homeowner receives a goat, two chickens, and a water filtration system. With your help, by the end of 2015, CHPF will have built 22 villages (200+ people each) in the Haitian cities of Tante Jeanne, Ravine a’ Couleuvre, St. Marc, Roseaux, Anse Rouge, Gonaives(2), Port au Prince (Cite Soleil), Testasse, Ft. San Michael, Los Cacaos, Cap Haitian (Blue Hills), Ange Village, Paroty (2), Terre Rouge, Fond Rouge, Torbek, Chameua, Mannual, Makandal and Mahotiere/Rampa all at no cost to the beneficiaries.
Hope to HaitiHaiti is the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, has an 80%+ unemployment rate and is the fourth poorest nation in the world. It’s difficult to believe that this type of poverty exists less than 2 hours away from the United States. Despite living in material poverty, the people of Haiti have an enormous amount of endurance, hope and dignity, but they need help in this fight against extreme poverty. Here are some of the worthy projects Hope to Haiti leads:
Housing Projects – Hope to Haiti is currently involved in building houses in the Artibonite Department of Haiti. We completed two villages a total of 90 new homes in 2013 and plan duplicate this every year. We only use Haitian labor and purchase all materials in country to support the local economy
Women’s Cooperatives – Women in rural Haiti have historically had only a small role in community decision-making. However, women are integral to the sustainable development of any community. In the communities where Hope to Haiti is working, we organize meetings with women and listen to their voices. We help them better understand the development needs of their families, and create projects to meet those needs – most often in the form of women’s cooperatives.
Agricultural Projects – Hope to Haiti is purchasing rice fields in Bambou Laporte, Haiti. These fields will be turned over to the local community to provide food for our school and create employment opportunities in the community.
School Feeding Programs – Every year in Haiti over 50,000 children under the age of five die – one out of three – because of malnutrition. Hope to Haiti is currently feeding several thousand children every day. We are providing food and resources for schools in Gonaives, Port au Prince, Bambou Laporte, Gros Morne, and St, Marc, Haiti
Cottage Industries – We are providing our staff in Haiti with “gently used” cell phones to sell and rent in St Marc, Haiti. A portion of the profits are used to purchase food for our school in St Marc. Send us your old cell phones!
Water Projects – We are currently building “water towers” to provide water for our schools. This project creates an opportunity for our school to also sell water in the local community. The profit that is generated from the sale of the water is used to purchase food and resources for the school. This project allows our schools to become self-sustaining.