About Us

Lifting Up Haiti is a non-profit 501c3 organization located in Bellingham, WA. Our real heart lies in Haiti and with the Haitian people. We were formed in September 2010 and are comprised of a small board of committed caring, passionate people who have all had transforming experiences in Haiti.


Our initial project was a small children's home in St Marc, Haiti, 50 miles north of Port au Prince. During a 5 year period, Lifting Up Haiti provided support to the home's director, Jean Buteau and his wife Gertrude. They provided a small family centered home for many children who were abandoned by parents or were orphans. Lifting Up Haiti supporters were able provide financial, medical and emotional support as Buteau became self-sufficient.  There are still some opportunities to support this small children's home. 

We are currently partnering with a few organizations that have the same philosophy and goals as we do.  These include some that are doing medical work, as well as nutritional programs for women and children, feeding programs and orphanage support. 

We are particularly excited about learning and researching more about the Moringa tree, an amazing tree that grows prolifically in Haiti and can provide a wide variety of rich nutritional sources to both animals and humans. Dr Troutman is currently working on a research project in Haiti showing the medical benefits of the powder in Maternal and infant health. 


President and Founder Jim Troutman, MD

Vice President  

Carole Clark, ARNP


Dale Clark