Haiti Projects’ mission is to empower women and their families in Fond des Blancs, Haiti by providing access to jobs, healthcare, and education.
Haiti Projects is dedicated to increasing women’s independence and decision-making power. We have found one of the most powerful ways to accomplish this in rural Haiti is by providing access to employment opportunities and job skills training. Women, who are the heads of almost 50% of households in Haiti, are responsible for feeding, clothing and paying the school fees for their families, yet have little opportunity to earn an income.
Empower A Woman
Haitian women are 20% more likely to be illiterate than men. Yet, women are more likely to use their income to feed, clothe and educate their family members. By providing women with a job, Haiti Projects provides her with dignity, and a way to change the trajectory of her life and the lives of her family members.
Raise a Family
Our clinic offers the choice and the means to control fertility to rural women that are often destined to bear as many as 12 children that they cannot feed. Our mobile clinics bring reproductive health and nutrition information to 22 additional villages with the aim of covering the whole territory of Fond des Blancs, population 40,000.
Lift a Village
Our library provides access to quality education and resources to the community of Fond des Blancs. We offer literary, cultural, and technical skill building programs that support academic success, job readiness, community development and lifelong learning. We also partner with several schools in the surrounding areas to reach out to remote students.
To support Haiti Projects, please visit SHOP MAISON D’HAITI or visit our DONATE PAGE.
Your purchases and donations help to keep nearly 100 women of our community employed at Fair Trade wages, support our beekeeping and soccer programs, boost self-confidence and help women to become leaders of their community. The income these women bring in is critical as they are, in many cases, the sole caregivers for their children and a source of strength for their community.