Early in October 2016, Hurricane Matthew, the first Category 4 Hurricane to impact Haiti in over 50 years ravaged the Southern Region of Haiti which includes the Grand’Anse. The Grand’Anse, the Pilot Region of ESPWA’s Haiti Community Foundation Initiative was the hardest hit. Over 80% of housing and 95% of the schools were destroyed along […]
EMPOWERING THE HAITIAN PEOPLE
Economic Stimulus Projects for Work and Action (ESPWA) is a Haitian‐led nonprofit organization registered in the United States as a 501 (c) (3) and in Haiti. Launched in January 2010 at the aftermath of the January 12, 2010 earthquake, we work on building the long‐term capacity of Haitian organizations and Haiti. We are indeed a bridge‐builder with a Haitian-led leadership network with members in both Haiti and the US.
ESPWA focuses on transformational, systemic, sustainable and impactful change that is anchored by local leadership and molded by local communities. Our belief is that:
- Building sustainable solutions to structural socio-economic problems takes more than program delivery capacity building – it requires that we connect with stakeholders in a meaningful manner to transform our development context into an aligned and effective ecosystem of actors and initiatives.
- When we bridge boundaries and work with others, we achieve greater levels of change than we could alone.
- Passion, determination, creativity and an inclusive vision can make the impossible possible. Click to read more.
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Rebuilding the Grand’Anse Region
Early in October 2016, Hurricane Matthew, the first Category 4 Hurricane to impact Haiti in over 50 years ravaged the Southern Region of Haiti which includes the Grand’Anse.
The Haiti Community Foundation
The Haiti Community Foundation’s Vision is to develop and institutionalize an inclusive development formula which is Haiti-led, community driven, and effective for the benefit of Haitian communities.
From October 2012 to July 2013, The Committee of our Pilot Region in the Grande Anse in Haiti conducted a Regional Planning Process. Hundreds of community leaders from civil society, business, government and religious sector participated in the planning process of the Region’s 12 communes. The Grande Anse is Haiti’s very much endangered last green […]
Dear Friends, Please allow me to put faces on the Grand’Anse. This disaster and the photos and stories that have been going around are so dehumanizing that I need to share “my Haiti and my Grand’Anse”… These photos are from three years ago. Renold Francois, the younger man in the photo above is a cacao […]
Dear Friends, The Grand’Anse has been the hardest hit region of Haiti. In 12 hours, Hurricane Matthew wiped out 80% of the region’s housing, 95% of its schools and the majority of its crops and trees. We are all having issues absorbing the magnitude of this loss and devastation. It’s a privilege for me to […]