Haiti-based NGOs responding to earthquakes

Last updated August 24, 2021 – please email with suggestions

Many seeing the international coverage about the August 14 earthquakes are asking, how do we support? Where should we donate? It’s hard to answer because those most effective in humanitarian aid delivery are local groups, organizations/associations that are already a part of the communities or have longstanding relationships with impacted communities. They are respected and trusted, run by longtime Haitian professionals. There is also often no direct line to get donations to these groups.

Invest in reinforcing Haitian capacity. Not only are local professionals and community based organizations better equipped with the linguistic, cultural, and social know-how and relationships, they are trusted partners or part of impacted communities who should be the one to define their own priorities and create their future.

Meanwhile, all groups thinking about working in Haiti should contact the Departmental Emergency Coordination Center (COUD) for the area in which they work.

If you’d like to contribute NOW, two foundations of Haitians living in the U.S. have the experience in grantmaking and management, and as Haitians in the Diaspora share cultural, linguistic, and importantly family ties:

Haiti Development Institute (formerly Boston Haiti Fund)

Ayiti Community Trust

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Name:  Lambi Fund of Haiti

Website:  https://www.lambifund.org/

Point of Contact: Josette Perard

Geographic area: South, Nippes, Artibonite, Northwest

Type of aid: Sustainable rural development, training

Theory of Change/how they work: assist the popular, democratic movement in Haiti as a necessary foundation for democracy and development

Name: FOKAL (Fondasyon pou Konesans ak Libète)

Website: https://secure.givelively.org/donate/ayiti-demen/fokal-haiti-relief-support-for-organizations-in-the-southern-peninsula-of-haiti

Point of Contact: https://www.fokal.org/index.php/en/contact-us

Geographic area: all ten departments

Type of aid: foundation, will give aid to local groups following process

Theory of Change/how they work: one of Haiti’s largest, longest-standing, and trusted foundations

Name:  ORE (l’Organisation pour la Réhabilitation de l’Environnement)
Website: https://www.oreworld.org/

Point of contact: Eliassaint Magloire

Geographic area: South (based in Camp-Perrin)

Type of aid: Agricultural, environment, capacity building

Theory of Change/how they work: work with local communities to link reforestation with economic development

Name:  Fondation Paradis des Indiens
Website: http://www.friendsofpdi.org

Point of contact: info@friendsofpdi.org

Geographic area: Abricots, Grand Anse

Type of aid: Development. Education, but also humanitarian aid support

Theory of Change/how they work: education as the foundation for transforming the community

Name:  St. Boniface Haiti Foundation / Health Equity International

Website: https://healthequityintl.org/

Point of contact:  Rachel Ross

Geographic area: South/ Nippes

Type of aid: Hospital located in Fond Des Blancs

Theory of Change/how they work: HEI/SBH is dedicated to providing essential health services to the people of southern Haiti, especially the most vulnerable. We are committed to building a comprehensive, efficient, and resilient health system that provides high quality care.

Name:  Regroupement pour la Mobilisation et le Développement Local (REMODEL)
Website: https://www.facebook.com/Remodeldev/ 

Point of contact: Widline C.Medard

Geographic area: Office in Petion-Ville and Miragoane

Where served : West (Carrefour) Nippes (since 2016); Grand-Anse (2019) 

Type of aid: Community Health,  Health Promotion, Nutrition, Education, WASH, Community Development 

Theory of Change/how they work: Empowerment of local community members/Encouragement of locals in the making decision process. Works in remote areas with ‘hard to reach’ population. Partner with local government : ASEC/CASEC, Municipalities, DPC, Health Departments, WFP, UNICEF and other local groups

Name:  Fondation Communautaire Haïtienne-ESPWA (The Haitian Community Foundation-ESPWA)
Website: https://espwa-haiti.org/the-haiti-community-foundation-initiative-hcfi/

Point of contact: marie-rose@romainmurphy.com

Geographic area: offices in Port-au-Prince and Jeremie 

Type of aid: As a community foundation, HCF-ESPWA seeks to channel resources to Haitian community organizations.  Theory of Change/how they work: Marie-Rose Romain Murphy, the founder, articulated the need for HCF-ESPWA in this article in Alliance Magazine.

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