The St Luke Outreach Programs are comprised of a diverse set of initiatives held together by a firm belief in the importance direct aid, job creation and training, and community engagement.
ST. FRANCISVILLE PRODUCTION AND TRAINING CENTER
Founded in 2009 and built in partnership and friendship with The Francesca Rava Foundation, NPH Italia, Francisville as it is referred to, has developed programs that produce the following high quality products: Bread, pasta, peanut butter,cement blocks, automotive repair, car wash, restaurant training and food preparation, and medical oxygen production. These programs provide over 50 jobs directly and also serve as a catalyst for small business creation through our micro-credit pasta sales initiative. Coming soon to Francisville will be a fish farm, industrial training and nutrition center, and hotel and hospitality suite.
MICRO-CREDIT AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT TEAM
In close partnership and coordination with the Francisville staff and direction, these teams go out into local communities creating business and commerce using low cost, high nutrition products of Francvisville. Our pasta, bread, and peanut butter is given in large quantity free or at deep discount so that local entrepeneurs can then sell these nutritious products in their own communities, providing jobs and feeding families.
CLEAN WATER DELIVERIES
Water trucks bring clean, potable water to the least served areas of the city six days a week, providing 3000 gallons of water and a great deal of hope in these areas.
CARING FOR THE DECEASED
Sadly, dealing with the costs associated with a deceased loved one is too much to bear for many in Port au Prince, which leads to not only a problem of dignity and humanity, but also of sanitation. Our St Luke Team provides constant compassionate care for the abandoned dead of Port au Prince in a way that is both dignified and sanitary.