It's Giving Tuesday and beyond!  R2H has been helping in Haiti since 2010, when the devastating earthquake hit.  We are now beginning to take bigger steps to further sustainability in the village of Belle Anse, Haiti. Co-Founders Pierre and Cynthia Balthazar live in Lansing, MI and travel to Haiti several times a year.  Their work

Medical Assessment Team And Rocket Stove Man

Our January 2018 Rocket Stove and Medical Assessment Group: Pierre & Cindy Balthazar - board members, co-organizers of R2H Dr. Virginia (Ginny) Nelson M.D., from Ann Arbor, MI Alina Cushing - Nurse, from Fairbanks, Alaska Margaret (Maggie) Bassett - Professor of Nursing, from Christiansburg, VA, Jack Slaggert - Rocket Stove Genius, from Bear Lake, MI 

Help Create Sustainable Farming – Coffee & Cacao Farmers –

Return2Haiti is creating a Coffee Farmers’ Association in the Greater Belle Anse Region. The farmers will work with trained agronomists to learn Fair Trade Coffee Practices. Return2Haiti will be responsible for paying the agronomist for the first 2 years and support the farmers in regenerating the coffee industry through: Planting new coffee seedlings and shade

April 2017 Brings Awareness and Fundraisers

Two events highlighted the month of April for Return2Haiti...on April 8, Pierre, Cindy and Janice attended the University of Michigan-sponsored event “Pandemic! Contagious Crises from AIDS to Zika” that featured Dr. Paul Farmer, founder of Partners in Health and a hospital in the Central Plateau of Haiti. After his talk, we were able to meet

Explore the Coffee Business in Haiti – more info soon

Our trip to explore the coffee business took us from Santo-Domingo, Dominican Republic to the border-town of Pedernales. Just across the border lay the Haitian town of Anse-a-Pitre, a sea-side, rural city bustling with life where curious onlookers greeted us with a smile and people addressed us in the Haitian Creole, “Bonjou” for “Good Morning!”

Hurricane Matthew – October 2016

October 2016 saw Hurricane Matthew tear through the South and Grand Anse Departments of Haiti, and sent high winds, much rain and storm surges all along the Southern coastline of Haiti. This weather flooded the town of Belle Anse and destroyed some of the security walls surrounding the yard and buildings where our preschool, Ebel’s