Location: Fond des Blancs, Haiti
Grant Amount: $39,721 (over two years)
Program Website: haitiprojects.org
Areas of Impact: Economic Sustainability, Gender Equality
Mission of Haiti Projects
The mission of Haiti Projects is to empower women by providing access to jobs, family planning services, education and avenues to build community.
The purpose of this project is to break gender stereotypes in Haiti, to create income-generating activities, to foster women-run businesses and promote environmental stewardship – all through beekeeping.
Why We Love This Project
We love this project because it involves women challenging gender norms by becoming beekeepers. It has a focus on economic empowerment in a tough economic climate in Haiti and on educating larger communities on environmental education.