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


Day Three of the Volunteer Programme 2017 Plastering walls, building benches and shelving, creating a new pathway in the school - Day Three was a busy day for our volunteers in Haiti. See all that they got up to here!
Photos from Haven's post It's exciting to see the progress our volunteers are making as they work to upgrade the local school in Carrefour Dufont, Haiti. New roofs are up on the school's buildings, walls are being replastered and painted, and the new kitchen ...
Volunteer Programme 2017 | Days One and Two Wondering what our volunteers have been up over their first couple of days in Haiti? Well, let's take a look....
Excited to see the progress of our #Volunteer Programme in #Haiti where volunteers are transforming a local #school! https://t.co/BBnAqYeAVd
Timeline Photos It's all go for our volunteers over in Haiti as they work to improve the local school in the small town of Carrefour Dufont.

Already, three new roofs have been installed on the school buildings - and these came just ...
Want a sneak peak at what our #volunteers are up to in #Haiti? Here's a quick look at the new kitchen they're buil… https://t.co/Ohqc2M7zW3
First look at our 2017 Volunteer Programme site Yesterday, our volunteers set into action at the local school in the small town of Carrefour Dufont, Haiti. Here, our incoming Country Director, Damien Meaney, shows the new kitchen and shaded area which the volunteers are building for the school's ...
giphy.com Sorry if you're having trouble getting through to us this morning - our phone lines are currently down, but we're working to get back up and running, and hopefully will be back to you soon!

If you have an urgent ...
Our #phones are down at the moment: sorry if you're having difficulty getting through to us! We working to get bac… https://t.co/ioEvC3KPe2
Sophie’s Story | “You wouldn’t believe the challenges that many of the people here face” While all our volunteers are making their way over to Haiti at the moment, Sophie O'Sullivan is helping our team on the ground to make sure everything is ready for them!

Sophie is a third-year student in University College Cork ...