standing in the gap

When the hand-outs stop, the path to sustainability begins. We empower impoverished people with marketable skills to change their future.


We train and equip impoverished people to earn a living and improve their communities. Gainful employment means families are restored, communities are preserved, and lives are changed!

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families are restored

chains of poverty are broken

hopes become reality


Here is a small sampling of the hundreds of lives changed to date.

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We value keeping you informed. You deserve to know your gifts are used well and honestly, we’re excited to share our progress!


Are you wondering where we are focusing our attention to make a difference? Wonder no more…


If you can’t join us on a trip to Haiti, these may help scratch the itch. We’ve heard each is worth at least 1,000 words.


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Whether you want to get involved on a personal level, support efforts financially, or offer other materials to the cause, we are honored to present you with ways to get involved.


Founded in 2010, we are a 100% volunteer run, registered 501(c)3 non-profit. Get to know us a bit and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!


After traveling to Haiti on several mission trips, David and Rita Kuntz saw many organizations providing various forms of relief to meet the desperate needs in Haiti. God put it on their hearts that there is a need to train Haitians with the skills necessary to provide for themselves.
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Founded in 2010

In December 2010 they founded Beyond Relief International Ministries to establish a trade school in St. Louis du Nord in the Northwest region of Haiti. Their desire is to provide training in many skills that will equip and prepare Haitians to earn a living.

Meet the Board

Did you know that 100% of our staff in the U.S. are volunteers? One of the keys to a successful organization is the passion with which people are involved.>>Read More

Board of Directors

David Kuntz – President
Rita Kuntz – Executive Director
Sheryl Lee – Treasurer
Brent Pirolli – Member
Christy Bucher – Member
Deb Neidhard – Member
Fleumingue Jean-Mary – Member
Joshua Kuntz – Member

Our Founders

Actively involved and heavily invested, David and Rita started Beyond Relief with a God given passion to help others help themselves.>>Read More

Meet David and Rita

David Kuntz
David “retired” from a long career with Procter and Gamble to offer his time and energy giving back to others.

Rita Kuntz
Rita served as the head of outreach at a church for many years where Haiti was their focus.

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