Les Cayes is a seaport city located in southwestern Haiti. Including outlying areas, the population is approximately 70,000 people. Port-au-Prince is roughly 120 miles away.
Primary school tuition is generally between $100 and $250 USD each year and secondary school ranges from $250 to $450 USD. Since 70% of Haitians living in the outlying areas of the country do not have regular jobs, paying for anything outside of survival essentials is difficult. Many of these families make less than $3 USD per day.
Education Equals Hope’s program in Les Cayes provides financial sponsorship for the remainder of tuition and fees that a student’s family cannot afford to pay. This amount varies based on the grade level, the type of school and the individual family’s financial situation. Our onsite staff meets with guardians and parents at the beginning of each school year to assess their level of need for assistance.
STUDENT SPONSORSHIP BUDGET: $25,000 per school year to support approximately 100 sponsored students attending a variety of schools, preschool through university levels.