Grace International, Inc. is a non-profit (501c3) organization registered in the State of Florida, with its main operations in the Island of Haiti. Our mission is to provide health-care, education, spiritual guidance, food, and empowered living to those in need within our reach.

Founders, Bishop Joel Jeune and Doris Jeune

Operating since 1974, Grace International was founded by Bishop Joel and wife Doris Jeune, who together oversee and lead the organization in the roles of President and Vice President.  For the past 30 years, Grace International has been impacting lives through the through the oversight and management of 270 churches, 65 schools, 3 orphanages, as well as a medical clinic, a hospital, a home for elderly widows.  Within these programs and facilities, Grace International also operates a feeding program, various learning centers as well as seasonal and annual conferences.  The base of the organization’s work in Haiti is Grace Village, located in the county of Carrefour.

Carrefour, Haiti

Along with the many places in Haiti, Carrefour, a county of Port-au-Prince, is in desperate need of assistance. Grace International has been the area’s cornerstone for support.  The county of Carrefour is located in the western part of Port-au-Prince. Boarded on the East by Kenscoff and Morne L’hopital, on the south by Gressier, and in the south East of Jacmel, it opens to the north bay of Port Au Prince. The county of Carrefour is divided into thirteen rural sections.

Socio-Economic Conditions

There is no doubt that Carrefour is one of the most demoralizing parts of the Western section of Haiti, where the living conditions are the most precarious.  The unemployment rate is 92% and there are very few  economic or cultural activities in the area to improve the living conditions. The population is indeed larger than the services that are available to meet the needs of the people.

According to the 1998 research conducted by the Haitian Statistic Center, the county of Carrefour has an estimated population of 501,020 made up of 200,000 men, 301,020 women and children.


Carrefour is known and recorded by the National and International Institutions of health for high risk of propagation and contamination of diseases such as; Malaria, Tuberculosis (TB), Child Diarrhea, Sexually transmitted Diseases (STDs), and HIV/AIDS. The lack of medical attention along with malnutrition is resulting in great societal damage.  Many other factors contribute to the lack of general health, such as the unavailability of electricity and refrigeration which can lead to food poisoning.


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