Only two hours from Miami, Haiti is one of the world’s poorest countries, ranking 207 of 227 in GDP per capita. Haiti’s history is long and complex, as are the many reasons behind her struggles. There is rarely a single cause for poverty and Haiti is no exception. She has endured slavery, colonization, occupation, domination, corruption, hunger, deforestation, and natural disasters. She has poor infrastructure, rampant unemployment, and a struggling education system that often leaves the poor illiterate and unable to attend school. Education is one of the keys to resolving many of Haiti’s injustices.
Education empowers everyone, and empowered people work for justice and lasting change. Starting with one small school, we have a vision for more: more classrooms, more teachers, more students, more vocational training, and more opportunities for the next generation of Haiti’s treasures.