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


We support people in #Haiti like Katy to set up in #business: here, she's showing our team the oven she built for h… https://t.co/tmdPgOwRzX
Photos from Haven's post Our Christine Farm saw a lot of action this week when Country Crest and more partners joined us in Haiti to visit the project and meet the local people participating in it.

As well as offering training and sharing experiences, ...
It's hard to find anywhere more beautiful than #Haiti. #Volunteer with us to see it for yourself!… https://t.co/ee76dUkuEa
Photos from Haven's post The week ahead is set to be busy for our Christine Farm project in Haiti. We're welcoming different groups to the farm to discuss agriculture in Haiti, promote new techniques and practices, and identify new partnerships. We're excited to see ...
Today, we're marking one year since #Hurricane Matthew hit #Haiti, leaving over 1.4 million people in need of #aid… https://t.co/ASSC74Bi6Z
It’s hard to believe that this week marks the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti.

Matthew was the most powerful hurricane to hit Haiti in over fifty years, leaving more than 1.4 million people in urgent need of humanitarian ...
Minister @simoncoveney praises #Irish people for commitment to overseas development & impact at @Irish_Aid report l… https://t.co/TYdhVfSY1T
#sustainabledevelopment is needed to develop resilience to unprecedented #humanitarian need across world... Ministe… https://t.co/g1ZNM3SCdb
Delighted to be at the launch of the 2016 @Irish_Aid Annual Report & looking forward to hearing impact across the w… https://t.co/PjoswnSUae
Massive congrats to Brendan and Jonathon, #volunteers who took on this great #cycling challenge to support our work… https://t.co/zFqW3Z8bry