Who We Are
Bethlehem Ministry, Inc. is a non-profit organization created for the sole purpose of aiding Haiti’s
poor. Our venture into the poverty stricken nation began a quarter century ago when we partnered
with Haitian educator and visionary Rev. Jean M. Bruno to establish a series of elementary schools in
some of the nation's less recognized and lesser served regions. We transitioned to a 501(c)(3)
corporation in 2001, out of a desire to mount a more comprehensive attack on Haiti’s poverty
struggles. Committed to working in the lesser known and serviced parts of the country, our US based
non-profit planted itself in the underdeveloped northeastern region of the country, specifically Terrier
Rouge. Since “adopting” Terrier Rouge as our home, we have worked to establish a Montessori based
pre-K through 10th grade school (Ecole St. Barthélémy); an income generating, sustainable agricultural
project (Jatrofa Pepinyè); and a medical clinic (Clinique Espérance et Vie), which seeks to meet the health
and wellness needs of the local population.
Our Board of Directors consists of 16 dedicated people who have all traveled to Haiti and observed
the projects we support. We regularly travel to Haiti, maintaining close ties there, and remaining
intimately involved in the ministries we support. In this way we are able to verify that our donations
are properly applied.
We approach the people of Haiti in love, looking for ways to work with them to create opportunities
for advancement toward a healthy, happy life. It has often happened that people have visited,
enjoyed their stay, seen the opportunities for work that suit them, and returned to start a ministry of
their own. If you have an interest, we encourage you to plan a visit. Father Bruno enthusiastically
welcomes visitors and encourages anyone who is interested to plan a visit as the first and most
important step to becoming involved.