Who we are

Haven is an Irish non-governmental organisation (NGO) which is strongly committed to empowering the people of Haiti to build strong and sustainable livelihoods.

Launched in 2008, we work solely in Haiti, facilitating the provision of sustainable water and sanitation, training and education, and shelter solutions for its people.

Our vision is to build thriving communities which prosper independently, and in which every person has a safe place to call home.

Our Skills - We focus our time and resources to help build sustainable communities

Water and Sanitation (WASH)
Training and Education
Community Development

To date, we have provided and facilitated training to over 78,000 people in Haiti, empowering them to build strong, valuable and life-long livelihoods skills.  We have trained more than 69,000 people in Hygiene Promotion, and built or upgraded homes and shelters for over 21,500 people.  We have also directly employed more than 1,200 local people, and brought over 1,400 Irish and international volunteers to Haiti to work on vital community development projects.


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Homes upgraded on the island of Île à Vache

Haitian people directly employed by Haven

Solar lighting packs distributed in Haiti


Cholera Prevention Haiti has been hit by torrential rain over the last week, leading to severe flooding and posing challenges for many communities. Water contamination is one such challenge, and it raises the threat of cholera and other waterborne disease.

Our focus ...
It's #CharityTuesday, so meet some of the #women taking part in our #socent and empowerment programme, Chache Lavi… https://t.co/9GpMZR3zFC
6 weeks into her work placement in #Haiti, @UCC student Sophie O'Sullivan tells us how it's all going… https://t.co/Ny0isHfBEf
Sophie’s Story | “You could see in his eyes the disbelief and joy” University College Cork student Sophie O'Sullivan is just over six weeks into her work placement with us in Haiti. In her latest blog, she tells us how she got on during the recent Volunteer Programme, and shares the reaction of ...
#ThrowbackThursday today has to go to that time our staff & #volunteers met @garthbrooks & @trishayearwood in… https://t.co/yak3Fv9ecU
2018 Volunteer Programme If you're looking for a new experience this National Volunteering Week, why not sign up for our 2018 Volunteer Programme?

Our group of volunteers will travel to Haiti next April to work on a wide range of vital development projects ...
Timeline Photos Today marks the beginning of National Volunteering Week, and we want to take a moment to give a huge shout-out to each and every one of our volunteers!

Our work in Haiti would not be possible without your support, and ...
Timeline Photos Congratulations to our fantastic supporter, Irish rugby hero Ronan O'Gara, who receives the Freedom of the City of Cork later this afternoon in recognition of his incredible achievements.

As well as his sporting success, Ronan has given a lot of ...
Timeline Photos A massive thank you and congratulations go to each and every single cyclist, volunteer and supporter who got involved in this year's Cycle4Haiti. It's an incredible challenge to take on, and we were seriously impressed when all the cyclists made ...
2018 Volunteer Programme It's only a week since our volunteers left Haiti, but we're already looking forward to next year as we've opened our 2018 Volunteer Programme for booking!

If you're interested in taking part, join us in Haiti between Friday, 13 April ...