About

HFHF believes in helping Haiti help Haiti.

The Foundation’s work impacts individual Haitians, empowering them to act and change their own nation. We are equipping a new generation with a vision and the skills to make the dream a reality. Already, there are native Haitians making a difference as nurses, ministers and teachers. The future undoubtedly holds influencers in law, politics, community organization, media and more.

Hope for Haiti Foundation (HFHF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated in North Carolina and a licensed Haiti NGO, with volunteers and supporters in the United States and Haiti.

We focus on:

  • Education for underprivileged children in remote villages and towns
  • Medical care for communities without clinics, hospitals, medical doctors or nurses
  • Spiritual development for churches and pastors who need support and encouragement
  • Community growth and vitality to create a foundation of change in Haiti
  • Environmental education, tools and resources for farmers and citizens

Where we work

Meet our founder

Jean Elade Eloi was born in the small village of Zorangé, in the southeast district of Haiti. At 12, Elade spoke his dream out loud for the first time: “When I grow up, I want to help Haiti.”

He moved to the United States in 1982 and eventually graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in biochemistry. He went on to pursue a career in biotechnology.

In 1999, Elade started Hope For Haiti Foundation in his home village. In 2008, Elade began to devote himself to full-time mission work and, as of 2012, can be found working tirelessly in the HFHF office. Although he enjoys activities like soccer and golf, but most of his free time is spent thinking about Haiti.

Elade married Cherlyne in 1989 and has two daughters, Marquise and Maxine. Elade says that without God and Cherlyne, there would be no HFHF.