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


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Timeline Photos It's a busy week at our Christine Farm in the Cavaillon Valley, Haiti, where farmers are currently harvesting the fields of sorghum.

Sorghum is a very important grain, not only providing nutritious food to families, but used to produce fuel, ...
We recently revisited our #Sewing Women project in #Haiti: take a look at some of the #women's gorgeous creations!… https://t.co/w5y3OIdiZB
Timeline Photos It was great to recently visit the Enterprise Centre which we opened in Gonaïves in 2015, offering a place for the women who took part in our Sewing Women programme to work together to create their unique products.

The programme ...
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Timeline Photos We're very proud of the 50 women who graduated from our Vocational Training programme in Port au Prince over the weekend.

This programme, run in partnership with CHREPROF, trains women from difficult circumstances in the city in areas ranging from ...
Haven Volunteer Programme 2017 | Part Five You could be part of our 2018 Volunteer Programme next April, making a huge difference to a local community in Haiti.

Take a look at the impact that this year's volunteers made; if you want to find out more about ...
Timeline Photos Interested in International Development? Want to work in the non-profit sector? Our exciting new role of Programmes and Engagement Officer could be for you!

Check out the job description below and get your application to us by Friday, 28 July ...
Timeline Photos Earlier this week, our Country Director, Damien Meaney, held a very constructive meeting with the Minister for Tourism, Émilie Jessy Ménos, and representatives of the tourism association of Haiti, Association Touristique d'Haïti (ATH) .

Together, they discussed the importance of ...