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Haiti

In Haiti for more than two decades, Concern is working with communities on a wide range of ongoing long-term development programs, while remaining committed to still much-needed earthquake recovery and rehabilitation efforts, now more than five years on.

Quick Facts:

  • Population: 10.32 million
  • Life expectancy: 63.1
  • Infant mortality (per thousand live births): 57
  • Age 5 and under mortality (per thousand under 5 children): 76
  • Maternal mortality rate (deaths per 100,000 live births): 350
  • Literacy rate: 48.7 %
  • Females with at least some secondary education: 22.5%

We’re working to improve access to markets for mango and avocado farmers, as well as helping locals develop a viable tourism market.

Haiti

Like other humanitarian organizations, Concern faced the challenge of the diminishing availability of funds as the fifth anniversary of Haiti’s 2010 earthquake approached. Nevertheless, we carried forth a comprehensive program spanning the country’s urban-rural divide. In Port-au-Prince, our Return to Neighborhoods program relocated more than 5,000 people from post-earthquake camps to safe, secure housing.

Our development work in the underserved Grand Ravine slum centered on a 30-year urban plan aimed at transforming the lives of its 20,000 residents. In rural Saut d’Eau and La Gonave, a multi-faceted program approach was also key. In Saut d’Eau, nearly 1,500 mango and avocado farmers improved their skills, productivity, and market access and a tourism development program helped local entrepreneurs open five bed-and-breakfast inns. In La Gonave, training and resource management efforts helped nearly 7,600 men and women protect local fisheries, improving income, sustainability, and food security.

Some of our programs

  • Grand Ravine 3-year urban plan
  • Return to Neighborhoods