Avancement vers le Développement Valable pour Haïti (ADVH) is a Haitian run grassroots organization founded in May 2013 by Colbert Jean and a group of young leaders. The group formed in order to consolidate resources with the goal of creating professional training opportunities and businesses that aim to reforest and create food security in Haiti. ADVH is especially interested in addressing these concerns at the Haitian-Dominican border where Haitian citizens have dealt with injustice and human rights violations for many years.
Anse-a-Pitre, founded in 1950, is a rural commune in the Southeast Department of Haiti, on the Haitian-Dominican border. The current population is 27,415. The village of Anse-a-Pitre itself has a population of about 9,000. The commune occupies 185.19 km2 consisting of coastline, mountains, dryland ecosystem and desert. There are roughly 148 people per square kilometer and seventy percent of the population is below the age of twenty five.