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Active grantees: 16
IAF commitment: $3,495,522

Counterpart value: $1,912,636
Total investment: $5,408158
Areas of emphasis: Agriculture/food production (food security), education/training in technical skills, cultural expression, enterprise development, health, inclusion of women and young people.

Contact information:
Carolina Cardona, Foundation Representative
Julia Toscano, Program Assistant
Dieusibon Pierre-Mérité, Local 

Active Grantees


Mouvement Paysan de l’Acul du Nord (MPA) will work with 600 member-families to develop their production, processing and sale of manioc and associated crops, such as pumpkins, sweet potatoes and beans, in Camp Louise and La Souffrière, two sections communales of Acul du Nord, near Cap-Haïtien. 

Fondation Haïtienne pour le Maintien de la Paix Sociale/Partenariat pour le Développement Local (FOHMAPS/PDL) will train members of grassroots groups to manage activities related to agriculture, community health, conservation and microcredit in the North and Artibonite departments. It will develop leadership that enables the groups to form larger organizations and become self-sufficient. The project will benefit 3,000 Haitians directly and will indirectly benefit an additional 42,000 residents of the communities of Saint Michel de l’Attalaye, Saint Raphael and Pignon.

Sant Pon (SPA) will work with Troupe Culturelle Dahomey (Troupe Dahomey) to document and disseminate traditional Haitian dance and music and promote the troupe in Haiti and the Caribbean. Troupe Dahomey will become more skilled in technique, performance, sound recording, management and business and will expand its repertoire. SPA will increase the exposure of Troupe Dahomey and of other musical groups across Haiti, improving access to affordable studio space and encouraging cultural pride, especially among young people. Approximately 500 Haitians will benefit directly and another 10,000 indirectly.

Platfòm Inite Òganizasyon Dezam (PLAIOD) will work with its six member organizations of rural women and farmers in Désarmes in the Artibonite department to improve food security, the stability of the Morne August watershed and its own effectiveness and that of its constituent organizations. The project will benefit 1,300 individual members of PLAIOD as well as the 30,000 Haitians residing in the third and fourth communal sections of Désarmes. Action Carême Suisse will co-fund conservation and reforestation activities related to rehabilitating the watershed.

Lakou Lapè (Lakou Lapè) will organize and train a network of young Haitians in vocational skills and in techniques that enable them to work to reduce violence in Saint Martin, Bel Air and Nan Cocteau, three neighborhoods on the periphery of Port-au-Prince. Training in conflict management will also include elected officials and representatives of the private sector. The project will benefit 95 Haitians directly and another 5,000 indirectly.

Organisation de Développement Durable et Solidaire D’Haïti (ODDSHA) will work with farmers in 14 grassroots associations in Boileau et Flamands, communities in the first section of the Commune of Cavaillion in Haiti’s Sud department, to improve their production and sale of goats. The investment in training and in better animals will benefit 980 Haitians directly and another 3,925 indirectly. 

Asanble Vwazen Solino (AVS) will improve its primary school facilities, community programming and its effectiveness as an institution serving residents of Solino, a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince. A contractor will assist the board in developing a strategic plan to assure the school’s self-sufficiency. The education will reach 260 children and adolescents; 500 other community residents should benefit indirectly.

Unité de Lutte pour la Sante (ULS) will work to reduce infant and maternal mortality by increasing the outreach of its public health campaigns, improving living conditions through microcredit, training traditional birth attendants (TBAs), and providing primary care in six communities: Calvaire Jouissant, Lorier, Cormier, Celicour, Haud Marchand et Janvier, in the Bande du Nord. The project will benefit 6,000 residents directly and 15,000 indirectly.

Organisation pour la Promotion de l’Agroforesterie (OPA) will train members of approximately 10 farmer associations in the first and third communal sections of Port-de-Paix in northwest Haiti in agroforestry systems and improved agricultural production. It will establish approximately 10 seed banks and strengthen the organizations’ management. Farmers will run two tree nurseries and maintain about 40 demonstration plots. Approximately 220 farmers will benefit directly and another 2,200 farmers and their families will benefit indirectly.

Association d'Aide des Techniciens pour les Personnes Handicapées (AATPH) will work to improve the quality of life and integration of people with disabilities by strengthening itself as an organization, enhancing its ability to deliver physical therapy, conducting community outreach campaigns, and providing training in sign language and human rights. The project will benefit 355 people with disabilities directly and 1,775 indirectly in 15 communities in and around Cap-Haitian.

Mouvman Peyizan 3yèm Seksyon Kanperen (MP3K) will help its members, who were affected by Hurricane Matthew, by providing food, hygiene supplies and seeds. It will also repair its water purification system and the homes of the most vulnerable families. A total of 8,350 people will benefit directly and 15,000 indirectly in the third section communal of Camp-Perrin.

Union des Paysans 3ème Section Vieille-Hatte (UP3SV) will assist families in rebuilding their communities after Hurricane Matthew. It will provide seeds and goats and will strengthen its operations by repairing its headquarters. A total of 100 people will benefit directly and 300 indirectly in the third section communal of Jean-Rabel, in the Northwest Department of Haiti.

Fanm Deside (Fanm Deside) will assist 30 affiliated women’s groups to build networks to raise awareness on human rights in Haiti’s southeastern department. Fanm Deside will educate other residents (both men and women) on gender issues, especially in isolated communities, and further build relationships with community leaders and local officials in defense of women’s rights. It will also pilot a vocational training program for women in traditionally male-dominated trades such as plumbing or masonry. The project will directly benefit about 2,700 individuals and indirectly benefit 5,900 people.

Groupe d’Appui au Développement du Sud (GADES) will open a bakery in order to generate income for its program activities and employ vulnerable women. Working with 30 local women’s grassroots organizations, GADES will train 150 local officials on rights of survivors of violence. Women will receive training on gender equity, organizational development and income generation. Through various media and activities, GADES and the women’s groups will sensitize other residents of the Sud department on gender issues, continue to build relationships with community leaders and local officials in defense of women’s rights and provide legal counseling and medical assistance to survivors of violence. The project will directly benefit about 2,300 people and indirectly benefit 12,000 in the Sud department.

Fondation Communautaire Haïtienne-Espwa (FCH-Espwa) will support grassroots groups by improving itself as an organization and providing financial and technical support through its community development program. FCH-Espwa will manage a grant fund and award approximately six subgrants of up to US$14,000 each to grassroots organizations in the Jérémie and Moron municipalities of Grand'Anse. Project activities 1,110 individuals will benefit directly and 8,000 indirectly.

Organisation des Paysans de Labiche (OPLA) will organize project activities with three local farmer organizations. It will train their members and farmers on agroecological practices that will improve production, increase revenue, and ensure sustainable access to food supplies. OPLA will work with farmers to establish a grain mill, two veterinary centers, and home gardens, and form or strengthen savings and loan organizations. The project will benefit about 1,500 farmers directly, and another 6,000 indirectly, in the Côtes-de-Fer district in Haiti's Sud-Est department.