What we're up to...
LemonAid well and truly hit the ground running. Within the first few months the trustees had identified 3 key priorities for their work on Lagonave.
1. Clean drinking water is extremely scarce on the island and we want to deliver clean drinking water to each of the 120,000 inhabitants on the island.
2. There is currently one functioning hospital on the island of Lagonave, built in the 1950’s with just 33 beds and designed to serve a population of just 10,000. Lemon Aid want to work with partners across the globe to secure funding to allow a new purpose built hospital for Lagonave
3. Access to first class medical treatment on the island is scarce and access to expensive vaccines is almost non existent for most children on the island. We want to provide essential vaccinations and health checks for every child on the island.
A number of programmes are underway just now; please click to see in detail how each one is being worked through.
Over the years, many people have come through Lagonave to offer assistance to the locals in many forms of aid and community development. Often times, they would have the opportunity to hear of the orphanage and Mme Soliette & the children. Few left that place unmoved to want to help. We call these people, "Friends of the Orphanage". Some have helped wit…read more
During October 2014 the College of Nursing Studies opened with 30 students in buildings next to the hospital. These students are all doing very well.
To help with the efficent and cost effective running of the Nursing School and Labs we need to add them to the hospital solar system. The first step is to increase the battery capacity. We need 24 batteries at £350 each.…read more
The hospital needs a Tri-Wheel bike like the one below to transport trash from the hospital every day. It isn'y glamorous, but essential to keep operations running smoothly! They can purchase one for £1400 in Haiti. If you would like to donate towards it please go to our donate page. If there is surplus donations for this project the money will go to the General Hospi…read more
New School for Fontine, Lagonave, Haiti
Lemon Aid and Compassion enjoy working closely together across many of our projects, including installing water systems in Compassion partner schools and running training for Compassion remote health workers on Lagonave.
It was therefor a simple decision for the Lemon Aid team to agree to construct a new school for Compassion at o…read more
UPDATED 1ST MARCH 2011
The existing guesthouse at the Wesleyan Compound on Lagonave, Haiti has served its purpose well but it now coming to the end of its usable life. It is also sited on land that has been identified as the building ground for the new Wesleyan Hospital for Lagonave.
In August 2010 Lemon Aid approached Stuart Hannah, an architect working in his own prac…read more
January 2015 Update; Now up and running
The island of LaGonave is known as the forgotten island and is probably one of the poorest places on the planet. The existing Wesleyan Hospital which served the population was crumbling too small and had been badly damaged by the earthquake. Our dream to replace this with a purpose build earthquake safe tructure began 6 years ago…read more
In discussions with NGOs on the island of Lagonave is became apparent that access to first class medical treatment on the island was scarce. The hospital was at breaking point and in general Haitian doctors did not want to travel to remote parts of Lagonave to work. It was also highlighted that access to expensive vaccines was almost non existent for most children on …read more
UPDATED 1ST MARCH 2011
In January 2007 on a visit to the island of Lagonave, one of the Lemon Aid team was taken to visit a 600 strong primary school in a town of Troullijene. This town is about 18km from the main island town of Anse a Gallet and is one of the most desperate places on the island of. Within the town there was NO access to potable water. The nearest drin…read more