After Hurricane Matthew struck southwestern Haiti on October 4, 2016, it left widespread damage in this impoverished nation. Many business’s goods were either lost or destroyed by flooding. At that time, Word & Deed partnered with Esperance Haiti to establish a microloan program to provide business owners the means to re-establish themselves.
This program proved to be very successful and in 2018 Word & Deed and Esperance saw the opportunity to impact more lives through an expansion of the program in a community where over 95% of the population lives below the poverty line. In 2020, the program was again expanded in to the Central Plateau Region of Haiti in the city of Hinche.
Esperance’s goal is to help transform lives of the most vulnerable Haitians both materially and spiritually, through financial services. They seek to impact families in their communities in the areas of finance, health and education by prayerfully teaching God’s Word, with a focus on a Biblical worldview of work, in order to restore lost hope to those who are most in need.