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Who We Are

Wings of Hope International (Wings) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to aid those in need by providing basic survival tools, such as healthcare, education, nutrition, community development and disaster relief. Wings’ primary goal is to empower those in need to strive for global equality. This vision was conceived in 1998 by Marline Olivier, a Haitian American living in the USA. Since then, many others such as doctors, airline personnel, business professionals, youth, and retirees have joined forces to build the organization that provides medical care and education to help the people of Haiti, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and beyond. Wings is supported exclusively through donations. We are a nonprofit, self-sustaining 501c3 charitable organization. There are no paid salaries, except for the staff in Haiti that work at the medical clinic and the school.


Vision

Vision is to mentor, educate, and provide healing for families that are in need. However, we believe that the strength of a country lies in properly equipping the youth. Our vision is to provide a generation of children with a well-rounded educational experience, all the way into university; empowered children become leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, etc. for which the possibilities are endless. In this way, communities can realize real change, in a way that material provisions cannot.

Mission

The mission of Wings  is to deposit tools and goods to promote self-help and self-sustaining lifestyles that serve to preserve the quality of life of people impacted by social and economic oppression in Haiti.

Our goals are to:
1) build a second story for a dental clinic.
2) build a kitchen for 500 school children to have a hot meal daily
3) provide medicine for the clinic
4) provide clean and safe water for the villagers

Our Team

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Marline Olivier

As a native of Haiti, Marline understands firsthand the dire conditions of poverty and lack of opportunity. The vision of missions to Third World countries started in 1998 when she started her first nonprofit HOPEH. In response to the growth of the vision, Marline founded Wings of Hope, Intl.

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Elmore Thomas

Elmore considers himself fortunate to be able to follow his heart to serve. “I haven’t meet a person with as much passion and drive to give back as Marline.” A local business owner, he believes in helping people who need an opportunity or just a hand.

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Estelle Thomas

A daughter of missionary parents, Estelle developed a passion for charitable work at a very young age; as a pianist, she has spent time performing for patients in hospitals and assisted living. She believes that all children should have access to proper nutrition and education.

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Sherley Vieux

Sherley Vieux born in Port-au-Prince Haiti, left at the age of 12. But she frequently visits her family members once a year. Currently, Sherley is a retired Airline employee after 16 years of dedication and service.

Volunteers 2015-2016

  • Harvey LeFort
  • Keith Courtney
  • Carla Soto Michel
  • Marie Olivier
  • Caroll Kerr
  • Elaine Miller
  • Nadine
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    – The Wings of Hope International vision is to mentor, educate, and provide healing for families in need.
    – Wings of Hope International serves the community of Juampas, a small village in the Centre plateau of Haiti near the Dominican Republic.
    – Our focus is on a generation of children: providing a well-rounded education, food security, and quality healthcare for the children and their community.
    – Only 40% of children have access to health services. In most cases, the population does not have proper care. Health centers can sometimes be located scores of miles from homes
    – Although education is “free” in Haiti, only half of all children are enrolled in primary school
    92% of schools are private, leaving most families unable to pay school fees.
    – The prohibitive cost of uniforms, books and other school materials make them unaffordable to many.
    – The quality of teaching in Haiti is also acutely poor, since 80% of teachers do not have a teaching degree.
    – We are committed to fostering real change and self-sufficiency among the poor in the Juampas community