Welcome to The Faith Project



Our mission is to help Haitians build sustainable communities in the name of Christ.


The Faith Project started well over a decade ago as a dream for a young Haitian orphan, Cleantus Jean, Jr., who felt called by God to become a medical doctor to help people in his own country receive quality health care; become self-sufficient; and build healthy communities.  His dedication captured the heart of an American couple who had volunteered in Haiti for many years, and they offered to put the young man through medical school.

Cleantus worked hard to graduate from high school at the Ebenezer Baptist School in Ft. Liberte` and to master both the English and Spanish languages.  He began medical school at the Universidad Tecnologica de Santiago in Santiago, Dominican Republic in 2006.

In 2010, with graduation in sight, Cleantus and his American sponsors made plans to establish a foundation to help the poorest villages in NE Haiti build healthy, thriving communities.  Site selection interviews were conducted in several villages, and Garde Saline was chosen as the first village in which to begin our work.

Community-wide meetings were held to discuss initial plans and get villagers' feedback.  Soon after, they elected a Leadership Council to design and implement a sustainable community development plan for their village.  Throughout the next year, the Council held numerous meetings to get input into the needs and goals of the villagers, and a thorough census was taken to assess both assets and needs.  Based on villager input and analysis of the census data, a sustainable community development plan was developed.  It focuses on nine facets of healthy communities: 

  • Leadership Development
  • Clean Water
  • Sanitation
  • Health Care
  • Food
  • Education
  • Business Development
  • Homes/Shelter
  • Transportation

Because the needs in the village were so immediate, The Faith Project was initially established as a special project with The New Horizons Foundation (February 2011).  In June 2013, a Board of Directors was developed, and the decision was made to establish The Faith Project as an independent 501 (c) (3) charity.

Dr. Jean graduated with full honors in November 2013, and he sits on both the Board of Directors and the Garde Saline Leadership Council.  In addition to working with The Faith Project, Dr. Jean is working on his Master's Degree in Public Health at the University of Miami.

Board of Directors                                                   Garde Saline Leadership Council

Kathy and Rick Adams, Co-founders                                                             Suczienne Colain

Dr. Cleantus Jean, Jr., Co-founder                                                                 Cloudy Dorsaint

Dave Hardie, Co-founder                                                                                 Ronald Eugene
Richard and Susan Bricker                                                                              Belius Jean
Bruce and Mary Fogle                                                                                      Monel Jean
Linda Marrin                                                                                                    Jean Rolin Joseph
                                                                                                                            Angeline Pierre
                                                                                                                            Pastor Herisse Pierre
                                                                                                                            Moise C. Charles Pierre
                                                                                                                            Bertrand Pierre
                                                                                                                            Rosemarie Predestin
                                                                                                                            Antonio Hernandez