Vision Statement:"To provide opportunities for Haitians to create their own paths and overcome barriers to success through offering easily accessible education, affordable preventative healthcare, and job creation."
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!
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