"Providing Haitians with efficient ways to be successful- a chance everyone deserves"
Haitian Vision Foundation (HVF) is a Haitian-American collaboration that supports a multi-pronged, culturally sensitive approach to providing access to education, healthcare, and economic opportunity in the northern Haitian town of Dondon. We believe in the dignity and capability of the Haitian people, and we believe that providing these essential resources will give them the means to escape the cycle of poverty.
Our vision is to establish an HVF center that includes a health care clinic, scholarship program, library, microcredit enterprise and vocational, English and music schools. After these programs are mature in Dondon, we will consider expanding HVF to other locations. The scholarship programs and health care clinic are well underway with 20 student sponsored and close to 400 patients with chronic diseases receiving medications from us. But there is much more to be done and we need your support!
Through this program, HVF is providing needy children in Haiti with the educational opportunities they deserve. In Haiti, there are few public schools. These are not well resourced and may average 50-60 students in a class. The majority of primary and secondary schools (including high schools) are private and are beyond the reach of most families. The HVF scholarship program covers not only a student’s tuition and fees, but also uniforms, school books, and school supplies. Click here for more information.
Health care clinic
Haitian’s limited access to healthcare is one of the biggest problems that prevents Haiti from prospering. As Winston Churchill said: “Healthy citizens are the greatest assets a country can have.” In most Haitian communes, there are no bed-equipped clinics. HVF has established a year around chronic disease clinic, organizes once or twice yearly mobile clinics and is soon to begin training community health care workers. To learn more about our health care programs Click here.
Most young Haitians don’t have the opportunity to acquire professional skills, and this represents one of the principal reasons Haiti is the poorest country in the Western hemisphere. To help overcome this problem, HVF will establish a vocational school in each HVF center providing an opportunity to learn a trade or acquire professional skills.
Click here to learn more about our plans for a Sewing School, English School and Music School.
Small businesses help a country prosper—a country without opportunities for the citizens to create small businesses will never thrive. Existing microfinance institutions have high interest rates or difficult terms of repayment, resulting in total failure for many small entrepreneurs and farmers. Our intention is to establish a self-sustaining microcredit enterprise that provides loans with an affordable interest rate to these small entrepreneurs. We will use the interest collected to pay the local citizens to administer this project. Instead of profiting from small business entrepreneurs, HVF will work with them to make sure they succeed.
Click here to learn more about or planned microcredit project