WE ARE COMMITTED TO BEING, THINKING, AND ACTING AS THE MOST HIGHLY EFFECTIVE GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT WE CAN BE.
WE UNDERSTAND OURSELVES AS BEING ENTREPRENEURAL VENTURE CAPITALISTS, WILLING TO TAKE RISKS AND INVEST IN CAPABLE HAITIANS WHO HAVE INITIATIVES TO ALIGN WITH OUR MISSION,WHO HAVE STAYING POWER, AND WHO HOLD GREAT PROMISE TO BE ABLE TO MULTIPLY AND REPLICATE THEIR EFFORTS WITH OUR SUPPORT.
We are a high impact, clearly focused, grassroots movement that has been bringing hope, sustainability, and dignity to the children and people of Haiti for more than 10 years. We believe in education, economic development, community engagement, and local leadership.
INVESTING IN CHILDREN
The conventional solution to the issue of orphaned children is to place as many as possible in a facility that provides perhaps the bare necessities and lacks a true quality of life in a material, social, emotional, and/or developmental sense. HTF's vision that ALL may have life guides us to a different approach. HTF invests in centers that are intentional about raising children from places of extreme pain toward lives of hope, sustainability with dignity.
In order for Haiti to grow and thrive, it must be able to sustain its own leadership. HTF raises up leaders by supporting education at all levels, by showing street children alternative futures, and by affirming the dignity of every human.
ERADICATING ULTRA POVERTY
HTF Partner Fonkoze is committed to serving Haiti’s ultra poor. Through Fonkoze’s Chemen Lavi Miyò (CLM) program, HTF is working to demonstrate that extreme poverty in Haiti can be eliminated. CLM was first piloted in 2007 to serve Haiti’s ultra poor, and HTF was one of the first organizations to invest in CLM.
MOVING FORWARD IN COMMUNITY
We have been told numerous times by our partners in Haiti that it is easy to write a check, but what sets HTF apart is how we continue to show up. HTF cultivates community between Haiti and North America by bringing North Americans to Haiti and by bringing Haitians to North America.