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


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, ...
This week's #mondaymotivation comes from the #fishermen in our #boat building project who built 65 new boats!… https://t.co/uoCIymCxhb
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 ...
.@UCC student Sophie O'Sullivan tells us what her typical day in #Haiti looks like working on our #projects… https://t.co/5ewqfpouYf
#Golfers, here's a sneak peak at the treats we have lined up for you here after your busy day out on the course at… https://t.co/EHVz0dQ535
Timeline Photos Teams in our Golf Classic are coming in off the course after a busy day's competition. We've got a great buffet dinner and prize-giving ceremony for them to look forward to, with our MC Alan Quinlan steering everything in the ...
“This is the best celebration we could hope for” | May 2017 in Haiti May was a busy month for our team in Haiti, as they looked to close out some ongoing projects and, as it approached its second anniversary on Île à Vache, the women in our Chache Lavi programme prepared to launch ...
Timeline Photos We were delighted to welcome Christianville Mission- Haiti to Christine Farm last week along with students and university team members from Texas A&M University, Sam Houston State University, Auburn University and NC State University. The group were researching ways to ...
Haven US New York Golf Classic 2017 The sixth annual Haven US Golf Classic took place in New York on Tuesday, 16 May. We were delighted to have such a strong turnout, with everyone enjoying a great dinner and evening's entertainment after some fierce competition on the ...