Dear Friends of USFCH,
Question: What is $233,000?
Answer: 1. A way to keep Hope Hospital open and operational.
2. An act of faith.
3. An investment that will lead to savings.
4. A means to use power from the sun instead of fossil fuel
5. All of the above.
Municipal electricity in Haiti is at best an on-again/off-again thing, and that is a big problem when hospital equipment is dependent upon steady power. Consequently, Hope Hospital has always had one or more generators that have, in recent times, become the primary source of electricity. The generators are working overtime, and that is creating maintenance problems. Worse than that, there is a major fuel shortage in Haiti at this time. Fuel for the generators, when it is available, costs almost $5,000 per month. It is hard to say which is worse, not knowing if and when diesel fuel will be available or meeting the ever-rising cost.
Rather than closing the hospital, limiting hours of service, or terminating kidney dialysis treatments, it was decided to build a solar power system. This is indeed an act of faith! But, if it weren’t for faith, much of what FEH (Fondation pour les Enfants d'Haiti) does would not happen. We have faith that God is directing our way, and we have faith that God will help us find donors who will help provide the funds.
Would you be willing to contribute to paying for the solar system for the hospital? Do you know someone who might be interested in helping us pay down the loan to make this necessary improvement? A five-year loan is in place, and over that term the interest will add an additional $85,000 to the cost. Will you help us pay off the loan quickly and limit the interest expense?
If you or someone you know would like more detailed information, please be in touch with us via Contact@usfch.org so we can answer any questions. Donations can be made via a PayPal link found at www.usfch.org, or by check sent to USFCH, PO Box 521171, Tulsa, OK, 74152. Please mark your gift "Solar."
Together, with God and with you, we are
Changing minds, Changing hearts, Changing lives!
With our sincere appreciation for your faithful support,
Karla Albert, President, USFCH
On behalf of the members, USFCH Board of Directors
Supporting: Fondation pour les Enfants d'Haiti (FEH)