1000jobsHaiti was founded in 2008 with one purpose – to fight extreme poverty in Haiti by working to create sustainable jobs at fair wages.
Since unemployment and underemployment affect over 75% of the Haitian population and are the main causes of the grinding poverty so pervasive in Haiti, it makes sense to us to attack these twin social and economic maladies directly by focusing our resources on job creation. Thus all our programs have the same goal – job creation.
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When working with women’s groups, who do artisanal work, our focus is on the long term sustainability of the job. Thus we measure our results not only by the number of jobs provided in a project, but also by the progress toward sustainability of the activity. We are not in the charity business. We are in the opportunity business. Instead of, or in addition to making a charitable donation to Haiti, you can now shop for the philanthropic cause of supporting the working women there to thrive, not just survive.
The faces that you see on this website are the faces of our partners in this work – not the recipients of charity.
Little Compton, RI 02837
Disciples' Village is a non-profit organization striving to change the life of those living in Haitian third world villages. We believe in long term, comprehensive village advancement with the Gospel at the heart of everything we do. Through village leadership, education, job opportunities, water filtration, medical help, discipleship, sanitation, and safe housing, we help break the cycle of darkness and poverty that pervades Haiti.
We believe in investing heavily in the villages of Haiti; giving long-term direction, support and training.
Our main campus in Kaliko operates as a central hub. From it, we partner with villages all over Haiti to support pastors, offer free education to children, and improve living conditions. Through these means, we strive toward the goal of making disciples of Jesus Christ.
Help for Haiti was founded by Jim Willey in 2010 in response to the historic earthquake that devastated most of the country. A Christian 501c3, Help for Haiti was created specifically to feed and educate children in the northeast area of Haiti, while simultaneously working with local churches to build businesses and create job opportunities for future generations of educated, employable young adults. Help for Haiti utilizes strategic partnerships with organizations that are committed to either feed, educate or employ communities of impoverished people in Haiti. Since its inception, Help for Haiti has packed and shipped over 1 million meals to hungry children in north Haiti.
PO Box 103 • Rye, NH 03870
After being involved with an orphanage in Haiti for more than 7 years, Life For Haiti was established to help create jobs in a country where unemployment is over 70%.
When you visit Haiti and see men and women just standing around with nothing to do it makes you wonder why this is happening. Then you realize it is because there are very few job opportunities available.
We want to create jobs using small simple tools or equipment that we can put into their hands. We can and we will always take food and clothing to Haiti, but after the food is consumed and the clothes wear out the people are right back where they were. When we can put something like a wheelbarrow in the hands of one man he can make a living using it as a delivery vehicle. Then he can begin to provide food and clothing for his family.
Life for Haiti wants to help change the lives of some Haitians by providing them an opportunity to change their life with a job.
HILLIARD , OH 43026
Nick and Nikki grew up in the same small town in Washington State. When they were 12 and 15 they went on a mission trip to Mexico with their church. This became a yearly tradition and the two young kids soon became good friends. Nick enjoyed short term mission trips, but very clearly remembers saying “God please never call me to do it long term.”
Two weeks before Nick and Nikki were engaged, Nikki made Nick promise that when she graduated college they would move abroad for a year. Nick had already purchased the ring and assumed that by the time she graduated she would be ready to start a family and have a normal life; therefore he agreed. Nikki however never quit talking about her desire to move abroad. During her Junior year of college, Nikki decided to go to Kenya for a month with some friends. Nick was thrilled to hear this as he hoped this would get it out of her system and then they could move on with life. Nikki returned from Kenya even more fired up about moving abroad. Nick started to realize that he might have to follow through with his promise.
View More: http://kaditiedephotography.pass.us/nick-and-nikky-family-sessionThe two began looking into many options, begrudgingly by Nick. It wasn’t until touring the UN building in NYC and seeing billboards of children dying of preventable diseases that Nick finally had a change of heart. He decided to type “Orphanage” into Google and found a place called Children of the Promise (COTP). Long Story Short, the two moved there in June of 2010 for what they thought would be a one-year commitment. Instead, they found themselves serving at COTP for 5.5 years. After COTP they served a quick 8 month stint at Danitas Children. During their time there, they began feeling called to start their own organization; something that they both said they would never do. What started out as a joke, “maybe we should start our own non-profit,” suddenly turned into an amazing plan.
In June 2016, with only $500 donated at that point, they took a leap of faith and purchased a small plot of land to start their mission. They had plans of building a house and starting a farm and a family health program. They had no idea if or when the money would come in to make their visions a reality. But they faithfully moved forward knowing God would provide far beyond what they could imagine.
We create jobs in developing countries by giving people the tools, education, and resources to become entrepreneurs, so they can serve their own communities with improved health, decreased hunger, a safer environment, and clean water.
We “add venture."
Brooklyn, NY 11201 USA