Help Make Haiti Prosper
Give back to Haiti by supporting sustainable community projects
The Seven Projects
These projects, selected via a competitive process, support different social causes by building upon the assets within their communities and by linking to resources from the Haitian Diaspora. They represent the power of strong collaboration between communities and diaspora, reflected across various key sectors such as Education, WASH, and Agri-business.
We invite you to learn more about these projects and support them as they grow.
haiti 155 - ICE CREAM FOR A CAUSE
Bel Rev is a bright space filled with the sound of children (and adults) enjoying scoops of fresh ice cream on hot, sunny days in Haiti.
The dream of a diaspora member who partnered with Blue Marble on this project, Bel Rev (Sweet Dreams) gives back to the community of Fontamara from every sale made.
OJL 5 - QUALITY NATIONAL RICE
This initiative by an agricultural co-operative acquired equipment to help their farmers dry their rice using more modern methods.
Haitian rice, long known for its flavor, is a staple of the local diet and farmers are the backbone of the economy. This project adds to the rice value chain in the Saint Marc corridor.
ECOLE MASSA - WATER IS LIFE
At Ecole Adrien Massa, children spend many hours a day learning (and having fun!). With an innovative idea to run a water kiosk that sells clean water to the neighboring community, school officials have found a sustainable way to provide clean drinking water to their students.
Haiti's WASH sector presents many challenges but everyone can agree that providing clean drinking water to students is a great thing to do!
ILES - LEARNING MADE FUN
The International School of Leadership covers a network of centers in the Northern corridor.
With LEAD's support, these training centers which support many age groups, was able to purchase new equipment and update its curriculum. Tomorrow's leaders are made in today's classes!
REFADET - TREATS MADE IN HAITI
Reseau des femmes actives pour le développement de trou du Nord (or REFADET for short) is an association of dynamic women who transform local products like peanuts delicious butters, jellies and brittle.
Armed with traditional recipes, they combine them with more modern production methods, to bring their products to new markets. Enjoy responsibly with a slice of cassava bread.
VISION CITADELLE - clean water for a community
In Verettes, Saint Marc, a rural community lacked water infrastructure. So the visionaries behind Vision Citadelle leveraged their personal investment with funding from the diaspora and LEAD to build a large water reservoir.
Now, they are able to provide filtered water to the community and soon they will be able to supply potable water as well.
CLES - a rice mill in the north
The Collectif de lutte contre l'Exclusion Sociale (CLES for short) is an organization of farmers who pooled resources (local and diaspora) to run a rice mill.
This Cap-Haitian based organization supplies local rice to the ti marchan but with the new Takayama rice mill equipment purchased with LEAD funds, their product will soon reach boutique stores and supermarkets.
Who's ready for a delicious serving of Diri ak Pwa?