The Colorado Haiti Project distinguishes itself by working to build capacity: to give a hand up and not a handout. We see individuals in Haiti as assets that when engaged and empowered are effective agents of change in their own community. We encourage the people of Petit Trou de Nippes to be a model for community-led change in rural Haiti. Therefore, in principle, our work in Haiti is through a long term commitment to the community of Petit Trou de Nippes, and specifically through the outreach activities of St. Paul’s Parish.
We generally do not send US personnel to accomplish tasks that Haitians could accomplish. Therefore, unlike some other organizations working in Haiti, we do not customarily offer opportunities for volunteers to travel to Haiti for short-term building or medical projects. We have, however, developed over fifty Haitian employees, and you can be confident that your donation to our annual fund or a program is an investment in building the capacity of individuals in Petit Trou de Nippes to be long-term community leaders.
How much and where should you donate?
- Make a donation of any size to our annual fund — even $10 makes a difference!
- Make a one time transformational gift of $5,000, $10,000, $25,000 or $100,000
- Commit to an annual Konbit School Sponsorship ($300/year)
- Organize your parish or community group to sponsor a class ($3,000 to $6,000) through our Konbit School Sponsorship Program
- Host a House Party or Haitian Coffee (we have delicious coffee to sell)
- Hold a tie dye party to raise funds for St. Paul’s School or the vocational program
- Help a youth group to hold a Haitian Cultural Event
Follow the impact of your donation and make sure to stay in touch!
- Sign up for our e-newsletter
- Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ColoradoHaitiProject
- Invite us to come and speak to your favorite community group
- Keep your parish up-to-date on our activities!
Want to learn more? Read one of these books:
- Toxic Charity, By Robert Lupton
- Poor Economics, by Abhijit Banergjee and Esther Duflo
- Mountains Beyond Mountains, by Tracie Kidder
- Pathologies of Power, Paul Farmer
- The Uses of Haiti, Paul Farmer
- Farewell, Fred Voodoo, by Amy Wilentz
- Bearing the Bruise, Ethan Casey
On behalf of our Haitian brothers and sisters we thank you for supporting the Colorado Haiti Project. Your generosity is appreciated.
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Tax Treatment. The Colorado Haiti Project, Inc. has been granted section 501(c)(3) organizational status by the IRS. Donations to the Colorado Haiti Project, Inc. are tax deductible to the extent allowed by applicable law; it is the responsibility of the donor to determine the extent of any such deductibility. No funds given to the Colorado Haiti Project may be used for the specific benefit of any officer, director, member, or other private individual, except to further the ongoing charitable mission of the organization.
Reliance. The information contained in this website is for general information only, and does not create a contract or provide any representation or promise from the Colorado Haiti Project. No binding obligation of the Colorado Haiti Project can occur without written documentation signed by the Executive Director, the Director of Fund Development and Donor Engagement, or the Chair of the Board of Directors.