HADAC has been instrumental in providing food for many at risk in both Haiti and Dominican Republic, especially during the many natural disasters they have faced over the last few years.
HADAC was instrumental in providing one of our Haitians volunteers with the means to obtain his full medical qualifications. He is now our primary doctor at Monkey Jungle Medical Clinic.
Monkey Jungle free clinics are run by professionally trained personnel and have been supported by many visiting teams and volunteers of doctors, nurses, dentists, hygienists and assistants from numerous countries.
Part of supplying the basic needs to communities is insuring they have a clean water source.
HADAC with the help of the locals has drilled two separate wells in Durac, Haiti.
Located about 8 miles inside El Choco, Mango Fresco is a community of Dominican and Haitian people, where there is a shortage of clean water and basic food needs. We provide medical and dental treatment and deliver food, water and clothing.
This town of 5,000 near the Haitian/Dominican border is a semi-desert with the only water available being contaminated; many residents show signs of dysentery. HADAC with the help of the locals was able to drill two new water wells for this community.
Since the earthquake in 2008, HADAC has been instrumental in providing medical supplies, drinking water and food to this very isolated community that was largely overlooked by international aid organizations.
Cap Haitian has seen an influx of homeless and poor fleeing the devastated areas to the southwest. HADAC continues to supply this area when it is needed and available.
You guys are amazing! The work you are doing is leaving such a great legacy. It is a wonder that you can get to so many places and help so many people.
Speaking for all the folks in Durac we are grateful for all that you have done and continue to do. The
medicine was appreciated and will be put to good use.
To our knowledge this is the largest private social impact project to be done in the Northeast Department.
Five Presidents could not bring water to Durac but Chuck and Candy Ritzen along with Dr. Lissa did so.
I am so glad to have met you Chuck, and so proud to be part of HADAC’s Dental Team. There is nothing in life more rewarding than caring for and helping create beautiful smiles on the faces on those so in need. I have never received so many hugs, bright smiles and thank yous in all my life. This is truly the most gratifying work I have ever done!
I have seen and learned more in one week in the Dental Clinic at Monkey Jungle than I did in a whole year in dental school! Thank you for the great opportunity.