Our Island

La Gonâve

Our Bethesda church, school, and orphanage are located in the northwestern portion of the island of La Gonâve. La Gonâve sits just off the Haitian coastline, about 75 miles northwest of Port-au-Prince. The people on this small, mountainous island are faced with many difficulties, including rampant disease, limited drinking water, and lack of government infrastructure. 


  • Lack of fresh drinking water
  • Little agriculture to produce food
  • High child death rate
  • No government education, healthcare, water-supply, or road construction
  • No sustainable economy; high unemploymen
  • Homes of stick or cinder-block with no water, electricity, or sanitary facilities