Haitian Roots

Changing Haiti's future through education

Why education? Haiti is the poorest country in the West and it costs about $600/year for a child to attend school. However, the average family of 6 earns less than $500/year. When an individual is illiterate, they do not have the basic skills that a quality education offers and are often condemned to a life of poverty, ill health, and social exclusion. The good news is that education beats poverty. Children who attend school are not only healthier, better-nourished, and live more prosperous lives, but they become aware of their own potential in the world and are equipped with the life skills necessary to thrive in society.

We Need Your Help

Parents line up, begging to have their children admitted to our program so that they can have a chance for a better tomorrow. Sponsor a child's education today for only $300 ($25/month) and help us change a child's future.

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Education Sponsorship

Change a child's future by sending them to school today Learn more »

La Maison Orphanage

Provide for the immediate needs of Haiti's precious orphans Learn more »

Our School

Help build a school to provide greater access to quality education Learn more »

Screen Shot 2014-12-09 at 1.54.45 PM Itsy Photography Fundraiser

We'd like to thank Ela, with Itsy Photography, for donating two full days of proceeds from her holiday photo shoots to Haitian Roots.  While Ela did back flips to get every child to smile, Santa sat for 7 hours straight,  ready to hold dozens of screaming 2 year olds for that memorable Christmas photo.

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Jomanie writes Our New School

Our business sponsor, Giftry, created a video to congratulate us on opening the school. Please click on the link below to watch and enjoy the next 2 minutes of your life!  It is AWESOME!!! Give the Gift of Education

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Glade&Christian1 Meeting Christian Pierre in Haiti

I begin sponsoring Christian Pierre’s schooling through Haitian Roots about one year ago. I had received his photo and a short letter from him so I knew a little about him and his life. As I prepared to go to Haiti this year in June 2014, I knew I really wanted to meet Christian.

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givingWithGiftry Giving with Giftry

Haitian Roots is very excited to announce a new fund-raising opportunity for our educational program.  Giftry.com is a new social gifting website that will be launching at the end of the summer.  To generate excitement, they’ve agreed to donate $.50 for every person that signs up to learn more about their upcoming launch. To signup, just go to www.giftry.com and enter your email address. 

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Special thanks to our business sponsors