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


Photos from Haven's post Yesterday, we were absolutely thrilled to deliver vital hospital equipment, all donated by a range of supporters in Ireland, to the extraordinary Gladys Thomas.

Gladys runs Hope Hospital, a full service hospital offering quality care to the population of Port-au-Prince. ...
Miami Golf Classic 2017 We were delighted with the support for the second annual Haven US Miami Golf Classic, which took place in Miami Beach Golf and Country Club on Friday, 23 June 2017. The sun shone all day as golfers took to the ...
Great to see #farmers getting ready to harvest an incredible crop, #sorghum, at our Christine Farm in #Haiti… https://t.co/lxf0FCe7IL
Imagine your home lying in darkness every evening: #solar light projects change that reality for families in #Haiti… https://t.co/DJ5pCpyyHb
Photos from Haven's post Busy times ahead for the farmers in our Christine Farm project, as fields of sorghum are now almost ready for harvest. This grain is a hugely important crop: not only is it a nutritious and versatile food source, but it's ...
Book your #team place today for our #TagRugby Blitz in #Dublin on Friday, 21 July to raise support for #Haiti!… https://t.co/l51r3EOzId
Timeline Photos Our Chache Lavi programme gives women in Haiti the necessary tools to achieve positive change in their lives through business development.

Speaking about it, one of our participants, Jascinthe Laguerre - who set up her own small trader business - ...
Timeline Photos Remember when we caught a few volunteers sneaking in at the back of the school camp during our 2016 Volunteer Programme? Looking back through the photos is bringing back some great Throwback Thursday memories!
giphy.com There's just over a month to go before our Tag Rugby Blitz gets going in Wanderers F.C. on Friday, 21 July - which means there's still time for you to book your team place and get training!

With fierce competition, ...
Sophie’s Story | “I have had the opportunity to see the different sides to this... "What words come to mind when you hear “Haiti”? We all have different images and perceptions of the country due to what we have seen or heard in the media in the last number of years. I can’t speak for ...