About Us

Founding

Brenda and Michael Cooper have been going to Haiti since 2000 as mission trip members and as mission team leaders. Then in 2005, they decided to create the Haitihelpers organization to give everyone who is interested the opportunity to help the many who are in need in Haiti. Helping Haitian communities over the years grew to become not only a permanent part of their lives, but also the lives of all the members of Haitihelpers.

Operation                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Since 2005, Haitihelpers has functioned to bring teams to Haiti for short-term mission trips. These trips normally last a week. We do mobile medical/ health clinics, evangelism, Bible study programs, children's VBS programs, bring garden seeds, conduct gardening seminars, health education, roof projects, feeding programs and more.

Currently, Michael and Brenda are focusing on bringing evangelism programs, Bible study courses, and Bibles to area churches and schools throughout the country.

Haitihelpers has been established as a federal 501(c)3 non-profit organization in the U.S., is incorporated as a non-profit in the state of Georgia, and has official non-profit status in Haiti.

 

   

 If you would like to come with us on a mission trip:

 

Contact us at:  Coopring05@aol.com or haitihelpers@haitihelpers.org.

 

Call us at: 678-986-6287

 

Mission News

HAPPENINGS  IN 2020

 We have been talking with all the people in Bas Pinal involved with the broom making business and asking how things are going since we set up their micro-loan program. We also asked if the horses we got them are helping with the transportation of the plant materials and  with getting the finished brooms to market. We found out that the micro-loan was working well, but it was only paying for a truck to go to the town of Thomassique once every two months to get the lantanier (palm plant material) used to make the brooms. So some people were still having to make the long 12 hour walk to get the lantanier there in Thomassique. The horses are working out well and have been going to market with the finished brooms, carrying much more than the women can carry on their heads.This year we are going to set up more micro-loans so the truck can go more often, benefiting close to 100 families. And, we are more committed than ever to helping the village get their broom business, which they have had for over 100 years, to the next entirely            self-sustaining level.

   Another thing we will continue with in 2020 is, as we are sent more lantanier seed from the botanical center in Miami,  we will be planting more lantanier when the rains come again. Some of the mature plants we have grown from seed that we recieved in the past have already been transplanted out in the Bas pinal area. And there is now a new batch of growing plants that we have there which are almost ready to put in the ground. Once we get many more of the lantanier plants established in Bas Pinal, there will be no more need for the people there to make those 12 hour trips to get and transport the needed materials to make their brooms. God is good.