ABOUT PROJECT GROS MANGLES
The image to the left shows a map of La Gonâve Island highlighting the Village of Gros-Mangles. The city of Anse-à-Galets is marked with a star to emphasize the distance between both locations.
There are currently only two ways to get to Gros-Mangles. The first is via boat from mainland Haiti to Anse-à-Galets and then driving over rocky terrain to Gros-Mangles. The other is via airplane from mainland Haiti with the newly installed airstrip close to Gros-Mangles.
La Gonâve is Haiti's largest offshore island covering an area of 287 square miles. With no official census, the island has an estimated population of 80,000 people. The project started to help a student at Shippensburg University give back to Gros-Mangles, the community from which he emigrated. Ever since, the Project has grown from a small side project of the French & Creole clubs into its very own 501(c)(3) public charity incorporated in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
We are currently in need of $35,000 yearly to sustain the operation of the medical center.
Additionally, we wish to raise $20,000 to purchase a generator and 6 additional solar panels, install a fence and a gate, flatten the ground surrounding the facility, and start an ambulance service. Please donate using the links at the bottom of the page. Thank you!
Board of Directors
Blandine Mitaut, PhD, President
Miriam Celius, Vice-President
Tim Long, Secretary
J. Christopher Kovats-Bernat, PhD
Council of Advisors
José Ricardo, PhD