WHAT IS HAITI PROJECTS?
Haiti Projects is a 501(C)(3) corporation with focused initiatives to empower women of rural Haiti toward self-sufficiency. We provide access to jobs at fair trade wages, education, health care, and avenues for building sustainable community. Haiti Projects is located in the town of Fond des Blancs. We are currently the second largest employer in a region of Haiti where over 100,000 people live with no electricity or public services.
Why in Fond Des Blancs?
Fond des Blancs is located on the southern peninsula in rural Haiti. The main town is Sainton and has a population of approximately 10,000. Approximately 80% of people in this region don’t finish 5th grade. Most rely on subsistence level farming, with high unemployment. Haitian women are 20% more likely to be illiterate than men, with a male literacy level of about 64% and a female literacy rate of only 57%. In terms of economics, 44% of households are female-headed and of these women, 60% live in extreme poverty.
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.