Supporting Communities in Haiti
Community Builders International was founded in 1984, offering innovative international programs to support people facing systemic barriers. We have since expanded our scope to work on local projects in specific regions, Community Builders operates housing for the elderly in Haiti, and also runs two unique initiatives that show our commitment to client-led solutions.
Sustainable Villages Initiative (SVI): has been active since 1988 through partnerships with locally-developed community-based organizations (CBOs) in Haiti and, previously, in Africa. A CBO is created when local citizens in rural areas unite to plan sustainable ways to improve the quality of life for their families and communities.
Participants receive capital grants to start community-based businesses and gifts to support medical and agricultural efforts which benefit entire villages. The outcome of an effective CBO is an economic stimulus that increases per capita income and reduces systemic problems such as under-five mortality, maternal death and untreated diseases.
Pay it Forward (PIF): PIF Grants are a unique economic stimulus created to empower families living in poverty in Haiti. Small micro-credit grants help community members find their own paths to wellness. The funds create opportunities for people to establish small businesses to support themselves and their families, lift them out of poverty and support the wider community to thrive.
Community Builders' work in Haiti supports communities to determine their own paths forward to healthy and sustainable futures.
Resident, The Metson