The poverty rate in the Bahamas currently sits at 12.5%, with women representing more than half of those impoverished. Haitians living in the country and Bahamians under 20 are also among the most vulnerable to poverty. Given it’s geography, the Bahamas is occasionally impacted by harsh hurricanes, the most recent and devastating of which was Hurricane Dorian in September 2019.
What We Do
- Support the rebuilding of schools in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian
- Ship and distribute emergency aid based on the most urgent need
For years FFPC has supported the Every Child Counts (ECC) school food program. The school has been serving the Marsh Harbour community through full-time special education programs since 1999. On September 1st, 2019 ECC was devastated by Hurricane Dorian, the worst natural disaster in the country’s history. The hurricane resulted in damages to all of the school’s buildings, including the newly constructed Transitional Living Facility, and complete destruction of The Convent.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, we:
- Provided solar panels to complete the workshop on the new Every Child Counts campus
- Shipped and distributed 600 tarpaulins
- Funded rewiring of new Every Child Counts campus
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Our Community Builders help families with their most basic needs – clean water, food and health care.
UPDATE: Due to the pandemic, work has been paused in the Bahamas until it is safe for our partners and volunteers to begin rebuilding efforts again.