Zanmi Beni is operated by Partners In Health
and its sister organization Zanmi Lasante,
along with Operation Blessing International
Visitors to Zanmi Beni are frequent. Sponsors and donors are welcome to visit and meet the children they so generously help. If you are interested in visiting the center please contact us for information.
Betty Veliz with Marcus and Jeff
Mariana Sanchez with Steff
Visitors Welcome at Zanmi Beni
Zanmi Beni Fish Farm Feeding It's Own And Neighbors Too
Thanks to the generosity of Operation Blessing International, Zanmi Beni has a new
self-sustaining fish farm and hatchery.
With a capacity for 25,000 tilapia there is enough to feed everyone at Zanmi Beni plus a surplus to sell locally at a market stand just outside the gates of Zanmi Beni. Lakay ZB is open for business and successfully selling fresh fish to the neighborhood.
The hope is that this project will serve as a model in Haiti. Operation Blessing hopes to showcase what can be accomplished and build similar self-sustaining projects across the Haiti. (August 2012)
Little Hands Helping Haiti:
Multi-Family Bake Sale Raises $3,400 for Zanmi Beni
A Sunday afternoon community bake sale in Coral Gables, Florida raised over $3,400 for the children of Zanmi Beni. A group of families organized a neighborhood bake sale, involving children, parents, grandparents, and friends.
The families recruited their friends and family members to donate home baked goods and advertised the bake sale in local on-line magazines. Spreading the word at the children's schools and their respective neighborhoods, they came together on a Sunday afternoon to enjoy food and friendship, and make a difference in the lives of the Zanmi Beni children. (April 2012)
Gulliver Prep Collects 12,000 Diapers For Zanmi Beni
A huge thank you to Mrs. Gonzalez's 8th grade IB classes at Gulliver Prep in Pinecrest, Florida. The children collected over 12,000 diapers to be shipped to Zanmi Beni for the babies.
This is the second year Mrs. Gonzalez has invited volunteers to speak to the students about Zanmi Beni and raise awareness for the many needs the center has. Last year Gulliver had a baby wipes drive; this year the diapers were another huge success. Thank you! (March 2012)
Hair Care Raises $1,200
For Zanmi Beni
Many thanks to salon owner Jose Luis Alonso who donated a day's services at his South Miami hair salon to celebrate his shop's one year anniversary and raise funds and awareness for Zanmi Beni. Customers came for cuts, coloring, and blow dries and all proceeds were donated to the center. What a wonderful way to celebrate success - by sharing it with others! (February 2012)
Salon owner Jose Luis Alonso and long time customer and Zanmi Beni volunteer Laurie Weiss Nuell
Customers and staff alike brought awareness
to the needs of Haiti and particularly the children
Pinecrest Florida enjoyed a wonderful, sunny day to raise funds and awareness for Zanmi Beni. With rides, games, music, dancing, auction, balloon maker, sketch artist, and lots of food, the community came together for a beautiful afternoon with friends and family. A great big thank you to the fabulous committee who made this happen: Amy Balestrazzi, Catherine Block, Genevieve Block, Jennie Block, Ali Byrd, Jolie Duenas, Hadley Foreman, Carolyn Borlenghi Harris, Jamie Jones, Iris Guzman Kolaya, Becky McCarron, Katie Newcomm, Laurie Nuell, Robert P. Nuell, Nicole Perdomo, Teresa Pesant, Lizzi Nuell Rosalsky, Mariana Sanchez, and Alexandra Van Romondt. An enormous thank you to Lola Pegg and her family who so graciously offered their home for the event. We are looking forward to making it an annual event! (March 10, 2013)
Family Fun Day
To Benefit Zanmi Beni