For more than a decade, Konbit Sante has hosted the Maine Walks with Haiti 5K walk/run in Portland, Maine, to build a sustainable health system in northern Haiti that maximizes local planning and control. It is our largest annual fundraiser, and its success is essential to funding our work throughout the year.
In response to restrictions on social gatherings necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Maine Walks with Haiti was temporarily rebranded to We Walk with Haiti in 2020. We have decided to keep the event virtual in 2021 to ensure that supporters can participate as safely as possible.
Konbit Sante partners with the Ministry of Health in Haiti and with four Haitian healthcare facilities—two hospitals and two health centers. We support their efforts to provide high-quality care to their community by procuring and shipping needed supplies, medications, and equipment; proving training and joint problem solving; supporting research to improve delivery of care; strengthening community outreach and immunizations; providing funding for facilities improvements and construction; and much more. Funds raised from We Walk with Haiti will help ensure that this work continues.
You can participate in We Walk with Haiti in a number of ways:
- Become a fundraiser. Ask friends, colleagues, and family members to support your efforts as you raise funds. Creating a fundraising page is easy, free, and a great way to spread your support of Konbit Sante. Once you create an individual fundraising page, you have the option to also create a team page and ask others to join. Click the “Become a Fundraiser” button to begin.
- Become a sponsor. Sponsorships have always been crucial in helping us meet our fundraising goal. Several sponsorship levels are available; click here for more information and to become a sponsor.
- Make a direct donation. Many people support us by simply giving a financial gift. We welcome all levels of support! Simply click the “Make a Donation” button.
Please join us in our virtual We Walk with Haiti campaign, and help us continue our important work in 2021-22. Mesi anpil! (Thank you!)
About Konbit Sante
Konbit Sante Cap-Haitien Health Partnership is a non-profit organization based in Maine, USA. Since 2001, we have supported the development of a sustainable healthcare system that meets the needs of Greater Cap-Haitien, the second-largest city in Haiti and a sister city to Portland, Maine.