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, Haven has facilitated the training of over 78,000 Haitian people, empowering them to build strong, secure and sustainable livelihoods, and to live free from poverty.  We have trained over 69,000 people in Hygiene Promotion, and built or upgraded homes and shelters for close to 20,000 people.  We have directly employed more than 1,200 Haitian people, and brought over 1,400 volunteers to Haiti to assist with the building of houses through our volunteer programmes.


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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


Timeline Photos Don't miss tomorrow's copy of Independent.ie where our amazing Ambassador Clodagh McKenna will be sharing her recent experience of visiting our projects in Haiti - as well as sharing a few delicious recipes inspired by the trip!
Don't miss tomorrow's @Independent_ie #Weekend magazine to see all about @clodaghmckenna's time at our projects in… https://t.co/9XFGNawWbg
Timeline Photos If you weren't planning to be in Donegal next weekend, here's one very good reason to change your mind!

Our volunteers Adrian and Megan Ward are hosting the annual Le Tour de Rosses scenic cycle around the Rosses on Sunday, ...
Chuffed for our #volunteers Carol & @BrendanWhiteIre who finished Paris2Nice with #cycling legend @stephenj_roche… https://t.co/x8IVrFMjHD
Timeline Photos Massive congratulations - and an even bigger thank you - to our volunteers Brendan White and Carol Teskey who yesterday finished their Paris2Nice adventure with Irish cycling legend, Stephen Roche!

It's an amazing achievement to have cycled from Paris to ...
Almost six months later, here's how the #kindergarten building and #chicken coop built by our #volunteers in #Haiti… https://t.co/FtgH4zVFnv
Photos from Haven's post Earlier this year, our volunteers built a stunning new kindergarten building at Hope House Haiti as one of the key projects in our annual Volunteer Programme.

With three large classrooms and a shaded basement area where children can play and ...
Ailish's Story | July 2016 Update - Haven Partnership The summer proved a busy time for our projects on the island of Île à Vache - find out all about it in the latest blog from our Programmes Manager, Ailish O'Reilly!

Ailish O’Reilly is Haven’s Programme Manager in ...
Photos from Haven's post Thanks so much to everyone in Dublin's "Like a Coffee" café on Bachelor's Walk who raised an amazing €1,500 for our projects in Haiti through their annual Coffee Day on Saturday!

Located close to O'Connell Street, the café enjoyed a ...
Irish business leaders play key role in Haiti’s recovery There's still time to pick up today's copy of the Irish Times to read an article about Haiti by Michael Carey, one of the entrepreneurs who joined our recent Enterprise Trip to the country.

Michael, Managing Director of East Coast ...