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


Just a few hours to go before #volunteers get a real #FridayFeeling and welcome back #students of Jean Jean School… https://t.co/h90i9NDKSV
Today our #volunteers spend their last day on site at Jean Jean #School - we can't get over the amount of work put… https://t.co/UOr3TUTMMj
Volunteer Programme 2018 | Video Diary | Part Two Today is our volunteers' last day on site at Jean Jean School in Gressier, and the transformation since they arrived last weekend is already phenomenal! There's been so much work put in by everyone to get to this point: here's ...
Want to take a look at where our #volunteers are working in #Haiti? Take a wee look at all the action in Jean Jean… https://t.co/yLhceJgddT
Volunteer Programme 2018 | Video Diary Wondering how our volunteers are getting on in Haiti? Take a look at where they're working and all that's going on at Jean Jean School in Gressier!
Our volunteers have been the talk of the town in Gressier over the last few days - and for all the right reasons! Local people have been visiting the work site to see the incredible progress being made on Jean ...
Everything our #volunteers do in #Haiti is motivated by the local #communities we work with: it's been great to mee… https://t.co/HrQEkD6TNR
Good morning! How's your #commute today? With views like these along their way, we think our #volunteers in #Haiti… https://t.co/WwfnE1ptHA
The refurbishment of Jean Jean #School in #Haiti is coming along as our #volunteers work closely with local people… https://t.co/mUrF7sOk68
Yesterday, our #volunteers in #Haiti started into a busy week refurbishing Jean Jean #School in Gressier: we're so… https://t.co/z0IRqOlWxB