APF (The Association of the Peasants of Fondwa) is national NGO of Haiti focused on grassroots development and empowerment in rural communities. APF aims to provide tools and resources that allow peasants to pull themselves out of poverty.
Over the past 25 years, APF has worked in the village of Fondwa and surrounding communities to develop clean drinking water, a road connecting hard to reach villages, a primary and secondary school, health clinic, radio station, credit union, and guest house.
In 2004, the University of Fondwa (UNIF) was established. As the only university in all of rural Haiti, UNIF provides higher education to students coming from extremely remote areas. UNIF students return to their home communities throughout their course of study to share their knowledge of agronomy, business management, and veterinary medicine.
On January 12, 2010, most of the infrastructure built by APF was destroyed, and Fondwa suffered many losses. However, the APF community is hopeful for the future. Since 2010, the APF has remobilized, and is using the resources and partnerships available to us to rebuild and restore all that had been lost.
We have constructed a temporary university for the students, and have converted shipping containers into dormitories. We are now process of rebuilding our primary school, Saint Antoine. Please explore the different photo albums in the gallery to view our progress.
All of our programs are based in Fondwa, however our headquarters are based in Port-au-Prince.
Fondwa is a small community village in the western province of Haiti between Léogane and Jacmel. It is the 10th Communal Section of Léogane and about 30 minutes apart from Jacmel and Léogane. Fondwa is 80 kilometers from Port-au-Prince, a 2 hour-drive. The region has a total area of 28 square kilometers and a population of 8,000 people. Fondwa is a mountainous region and more than 80% of the population is peasants. More than 50% of the population is less than 20 years old. There are 6 other rural communities which benefit from the work of APF, about 50,000 individuals all together.
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CESAL is an independent organization of other entities in economic, political or other characters. He was born of a Christian experience lived communally and open to the world. For this reason, CESAL moves from the opinions and suggestions of Catholic social teaching and the rich historical experience that feeds it.
The Haitian Foundation for Sustainable Agricultural Development (FONHDAD) is a unique model in the history of Haiti’s agricultural development. It is an autonomous association and a non-profit organization that brings together universities, private business owners and the non-profit sector. This synergy of institutions involved in the agricultural sector gives a boost and / or renews the hope of the modernization of the Haitian Agriculture, crystallized by traditional practices in terms of operational units of production.
Empowering our Haitian sisters and brothers through education, eldercare, and sustainable farming. All our projects are located in Leogane, Haiti.
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As the seventh of nine children born to a lay Baptist minister in Haiti, young Guy Theodore would often go with his father by donkey to visit the sick and dying people around Pignon. His father would pray with the sick and dispense medication purchased with his own money. Guy often saw children die from treatable illnesses but there was no doctor. Young Guy asked his father if he could ever become a doctor. His father told him it was possible with the Lord’s help and blessing. So there, in the mountains, they got down off their donkey and Guy prayed aloud asking that the Lord would give him the wisdom and intelligence to become a doctor and promising that he would come back to Pignon and help the sick and dying if God would provide a way. “Wherever I am, I will come back to Pignon and do Your work.”
God answered that prayer in amazing ways and Guy was able to attend school in Port-au-Prince and complete a surgical residency in New York City. He was about to invest in a new home and set up an already successful practice when in a dream, he was reminded of the promise he made to return to Haiti. “Guy, have you forgotten your promise to the Lord?” He saw the hollow eyes of dying children and knew he must return to Pignon. He had to honor his promise to the Lord and to his father.
The dream became a reality when Guy founded Christian Mission of Pignon (now called Promise for Haiti) and seven years later Hospital Bienfaisance was built on the site where Dr. Guy was born. This hospital not only provides medical care, but brings hope for the entire region. When you support Promise for Haiti, you are supporting a promise made and a promise kept that has truly made life-changing differences to the 145,000 people who live in the north and central plateau of Haiti.
Under Dr. Guy Theodore's leadership and with the help of hundreds of volunteers and supporters, this vision has become a reality. The Comite Bienfaisance de Pignon (CBP), a locally elected committee of community leaders, presides over the mission, defining its vision and setting direction that is realized in its programs and projects. There is now a 65 bed hospital and six clinics, including an extensive public health program.
The vision has expanded beyond healthcare to the provision of clean water (building and maintaining hundreds of wells), education (building nine primary schools and establishment of a large scholarship program) and programs for agricultural and economic development. The entire region around Pignon has been blessed by the realization of this vision and you can keep the dream alive by supporting Promise for Haiti! Please help a "promise made" continue to be "a promise kept".
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