Fighting poverty through entrepreneurship
At Agrisud, we do not accept the idea that today almost one billion and a half of individuals are living in poverty and are often experiencing great difficulties to feed themselves daily.
It is well known in the South as in the North that poverty is caused especially by economic exclusion, which gradually leads to social exclusion. We are now convinced that one way of resolving this situation is to help those people back into the economy. How? By helping them become entrepreneurs
26, rue de Lille,
New Haiti Foundation is working to give the people of Haiti the working chance they need. Our vision is to help millions of people help themselves out of poverty by providing them with the opportunity to grow their small, self-sustainable businesses. New Haiti Foundation values the impact that a small amount of money can have on the lives of the poor. We believe in starting small, small steps lead to big change.
CYVADIER, HAITI — Mora Frico, 27, and Jimmy Louigene, 28, grew up together, having first met as elementary school classmates in a local mission school. Their friendship deepened throughout secondary school and while each studied to earn a woodworking certificate from Ecole Atelier de Jacmel.
Now, after years of barely getting by, due to Haiti’s pervasive lack of employment opportunities, the two have a chance — and a viable plan — for a productive future, by creating a carpentry enterprise.
“The business would…transform our lives because it will make us independent and provide us with a stable job and eventually even provide other people in our community with work,” the two write in their business plan for the venture, developed with the help of Jean Christophe Lang, a successful local business owner.
Peoria, IL 61601 USA
CARE was founded in 1945 when 22 American organizations came together to rush lifesaving CARE Packages to survivors of World War II. Thousands of Americans, including President Harry S. Truman, contributed to the effort. On May 11, 1946, the first 15,000 packages reached the battered port of Le Havre, France.
These early packages were U.S. Army surplus “10-in-1” food parcels intended to provide one meal for 10 soldiers during the planned invasion of Japan. We obtained them at the end of the war and began a service that let Americans send the packages to friends and families in Europe, where millions were in danger of starvation. Ten dollars bought a CARE Package and guaranteed that its addressee would receive it within four months.
The Centre d’études missionnaires (CEM), CECI’s predecessor, is founded by Jesuit Father Jean Bouchard.
CEM is among the first organizations in Quebec to offer real training in international cooperation. It trains members of religious and secular communities called to support Catholic missions throughout the world.
Montreal, Quebec H1Y 3R8
# 2 IMPASSE DESDUNES, RUE MARCADIEU, BOURDON BP : 16104, PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAÏTI
We stand together. For dignity. For equality. For justice.
Everyone is equal in the sight of God. Yet we live in a world where poverty still persists.
Poverty is an outrage against humanity. It robs people of their dignity and lets injustice thrive. But together we have the power to transform lives.
For over 70 years, we’ve been standing with the poorest of our neighbors. We work in 37 countries, with people of all faiths and none, to stand up for dignity, equality, and justice.
On April 15, 1965, Fr. Barbieri founded COOPI. This is where a 50-year journey begins, during which COOPI and Italian international cooperation with all the many voices will grow and become together. But the history of COOPI begins before 1965, as early as 1961 when the young Jesuit Vincenzo Barbieri was sent by his superiors to study in Lyons at the Faculty of Theology, in view of a future departure for Chad as a missionary. In France, he meets a much more lively and open cultural environment than the one that permeated the Italian province in the years preceding the Second Vatican Council and comes into contact with international lay movements engaged for years in voluntary work in developing countries. In 1962 Barbieri refused to leave as a missionary and returned to Milan with the intention of training volunteers ready to leave for the south of the world. It is he who introduces the lay component into the missions.
Route de Kenscoff # 33, Petion-Ville, Port-au-Prince
The Espwa Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to empowering Haitians in the fight against poverty. We share the love of Christ through projects in the Cap Haitien, Haiti area.
Alexandria, VA 22315 USA
Fonkoze was created over 23 years ago to bring financial inclusion and development services to Haiti’s poor – providing them a viable way to lift themselves out of poverty.
Fonkoze is a family of 3 organizations: Fonkoze Financial Services (Sèvis Finansye Fonkoze (SFF), S.A.), The Fonkoze Foundation (Fondasyon Kole Zepòl) and Fonkoze USA.
Fonkoze Financial Services (SFF): is a Haitian microfinance company with a double bottom line: we aim to lift families and communities out of poverty while operating in a financially self‐sustaining manner. Learn More.
The Fonkoze Foundation (Fondasyon Kole Zepòl): is a Haitian non-profit institution that provides development services and programs to support the ultra-poor and Fonkoze’s microfinance clients with the resources and skills they need to overcome obstacles and become successful on their climb up Fonkoze’s Staircase Out of Poverty.
Fonkoze USA: is an American 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to securing financial and technical support for its Haitian partners. It educates the American public about Fonkoze’s work in Haiti, facilitates technical assistance for the two Haitian entities and raises money to support Fonkoze’s programs. Fonkoze USA also acts as a channel for socially responsible investors who want to “invest” in Fonkoze’s loan fund by lending their money at subsidized interest rates. Fonkoze USA gives American donors access to tax advantages available to the fullest extent allowed, and conducts the necessary due diligence on Fonkoze’s operations.
The Fonkoze Family works in an integrated manner to offer a holistic approach to reducing poverty in Haiti. Together with other stakeholders and partners, we work kole zepòl (shoulder‐to‐shoulder) to provide financial and non‐financial services to empower Haitians — primarily women — to lift their families out of poverty.
Haiti Christianity, Inc. is a non-profit organization incorporated in the state of Pennsylvania, USA. We are tax exempt under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code as of effective date: January 12, 2012. We are classified as a public charity under the Code sections 170 (b) (1) (A) (vi), therefore contributions to Haiti Christianity, Inc. are deductible under section 170 of the Code.
We are primarily
focused on evangelism & human development
P.O. Box 341
Royersford, PA 19468