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Haiti Projects Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Economic Development, International, International Development, International Economic Development, International Human Rights, Microfinance

Mission: Empower a woman. Raise a family. Lift a village.

Target demographics: Women by providing jobs, access to health services and community building

Direct beneficiaries per year: 100 women

Geographic areas served: Haiti

Programs: SEWING: EMBROIDERY COOPERATIVE INVOLVING WOMEN TO SEW, EMBROIDER, KNIT, CREWEL, ETC. ITEMS ARE SOLD IN HAITI AND THE U.S.

Community Stories

39 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have ordered several items from Haiti Projects over the years. They were all beautifully made. I bought several lavender sachets to include with gifts and they were very well received. I will definitely be ordering again from this nonprofit. Great work!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I know that each item is hand-sewn, hand-embroidered, hand-washed, hand-ironed and hand-packaged - you get the idea - by women in a rural village in Haiti doing what they can to pull themselves up. Our purchases, each and every one, directly effect a woman and her family. Directly. Buy from them. Donate to them. We are all connected. Make the connection. Do it. You will feel better. I promise you.

Carolee Miot M.

Donor

Rating: 5

I always find the stories of Haiti Projects support of women and children so inspiring! I love the sachets and my table runners, but my favorite is those adorable joujou dolls!

Writer

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a great company. We love everything we have gotten from them.

Susannah N.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Love the lavender satchels! The attention to detail and uniqueness of these products are amazing! Bought Christmas towels last year and will be purchasing pillow cases for my daughters' hope chest.

Keri8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We've loved everything we've received from Haiti Projects! Super fast shipping & everything is top quality!
Keri Langert

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Haiti Projects does amazing things for women in Haiti. They help run a women's clinic, library, all-girls soccer team and more. I love the hand embroidered pieces they sell - they are made in Haiti by incredibly skilled women, who are paid Fair Trade wages. I have so much respect and admiration for Haiti Projects and the women I've spoken to who work with HP. Love supporting organizations that pay their employees a fair wage.

Karen427

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My kids love their jou jou dolls! We love what this organization stands for and the products it creates.

1 Rosemary O.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am amazed by the beautifully skilled products these ladies make. I see the enthusiasm and hope it brings to them in their daily lives. I support this organization 100%.

1 Robbie T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We love our Haiti Projects lavender sachets , our embroidered nightgown, embroidered cocktail napkins and our jou jou dolls. I love that Haiti Projects empowers women in rural Haiti to achieve self-sufficiency and build community.

Whitney15

Client Served

Rating: 5

We love our Jou Jou! Even better we get to support an amazing cause.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We absolutely love everything we've received from Haiti Projects. My girls love their JouJou dolls and I love both my lavender sachet and market bag. It is all exquisitely made. This is a wonderful organization.

1 Alyson F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We love Haiti Projects. Everything is so all made with such attention to detail. My daughter loves her jou jou family!

Client Served

Rating: 5

One of the best organizations; a wonderful place to find unique embroidered products that are gorgeous and stunning. The best part is the empowerment, purpose and pride that they are providing to their partners in Haiti.

Kim_237

Client Served

Rating: 5

We love everything that is made by these women! My daughter loves the dolls. The items are beautifully crafted and extremely detailed. It's such an amazing cause and helps so many individuals! I will continue to support this organization!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am the lucky owner of many embroidered items from the amazing women in Haiti that Haiti Projects assists and have donated to the recent school backpack campaign. I support this non-profit because they believe in assisting women and families to be independent and help them market their talents and skills. It is run by an amazing team of volunteers whose hearts are pure gold. I love Haiti Projects!!

Hollie H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization. Items are well made and lovely.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Awesome company and amazing products. I love everything we have gotten from Haiti Projects!!

fivesons

Donor

Rating: 5

I have the most beautiful linen napkins for Christmas that I have ever seen that I bought from Haiti Project! Also, mu grandkids, even my grandson, love the jou jou dolls! It is about time for me to restock!

Michelle378

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Amazing quality and workmanship! Would definitely buy again!

Michelle377

Client Served

Rating: 5

Excellent non-profit organization doing amazing things for the people of Haiti!! Loving the handmade dolls, dress pockets, and sachets we have received. Having worked for a non-profit (Shaare Zedek) I can tell this one is well managed.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We adore all of the Haiti Projects items we have received and are so happy the purchases go towards a great cause!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our most favorite organizations!!! The Haiti projects are remarkable women that create the most beautiful gifts and home products!

Heather269

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Love the work Haiti Projects does! I have purchased items made by their fair trade paid workers, and have never been disappointed. I also love their school supply and soccer cleat program to help with young girls in Haiti to stay in school and playing sports.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We love our dolls and I adore the lavender satchels! The artistry is amazing and well worth the purchase.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful cause and beautiful handmade projects!!!

Thelma Carol M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have received the Most Amazing Cross Stitched items. Amazing work without a drawn diagram. Such Skilled Women ! Love Haiti Projects !

Client Served

Rating: 5

Absolutely love the sweater i bought my neice so much my family purchased several more for baby gifts. The embroidery is beautiful! Love the jou jou dolls!! Service is awesome. Great Charity!!!

Andrea147

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is the most amazing nonprofit. Every single purchase has exceeded our expectations. We have worked with Haiti Projects to commission embroidery for our handmade dress line, Fleur L'enfant.

Sallie L.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We love our JuJu babies! They are so sweet. My daughter cuddles with at least one (sometimes more)every night at bed time. such an amazing organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This company rocks!! We are doing so much for so many and all with help and support of all of you! Thank you!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Haiti Projects is focused on what will build Haiti in the long-term. Women's empowerment has been repeatedly shown to be the smartest way to invest in development. Haiti Projects not only empowers women to build sustainable businesses but is also thinking about the whole picture. It is rare to find a nonprofit that thinks long-term yet has the immediate impact of helping so deeply.

Review from Guidestar

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Haiti Projects was established over 15 years ago by its founder who saw an opportunity to lift a poor rural community in Haiti out of poverty by giving women a chance to utilize their sewing skills to produce quality embroidered products for market. It has successfully created economic opportunity for these women who in turn have been able to send their children to school, seek health care and build a sense of community

Review from Guidestar

6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Haiti Projects provides training and valuable skills for women. The income earned has a direct impact in the security of their lives and of their families. They also focus on helping women empower themselves to escape poverty. They focus on education as well, so overall the positive presence in the community is significant.

Review from Guidestar

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am inspired by Haiti Projects and the people who have invested their time, energy, and resources into helping others in such a comprehensive way. By empowering women, this organization has a impact on every part of the community, and it functions with the understanding that to be effective, comprehensive support of the economics, health, and education of the people it serves is vital. Knowing that the empowerment of women positively influences the community for generations, Haiti Projects' work has a very high return on investment, and they work tirelessly to make the most out of what they have.

Review from Guidestar

10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Haiti Projects is not a charity organization but instead works to create jobs in rural Haiti so people can earn a living and support their family. The program is about empowerment through jobs and has done so much to help women be able to send their children to school. In the wake of the earthquake rural areas have been flooded with refugees and more work is needed. Help Haiti Projects rise to this challenge.

Review from Guidestar

3

Board Member

Rating: 4

HPI has successfully lifted at least 75 families out of abject poverty by establishing a women' sewing cooperative. The proceeds from marketing their exquisite embroidered goods goes back directly to these women so that they can not only support their families but also send their children to school. The cooperative, community library, micro-lending program, educational scholarships, and family planning clinic has put Fond des Blancs on the road to sustainability and prosperity. Our main concern, as with most 501C3s, is financial stability. We need to do some serious fundraising through grant writing.

Review from Guidestar

4

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been the Treasurer of Haiti Projects since 1996, and have known our founder, Sarah Hackett since that time. Here, in a nutshell, is what Haiti Projects has made possible for the women of Fond des Blancs and their families. 1. Discretionary income earned by the women's embroidery workers has supported family diet, education, and family planning 2. The follow on effect has changed their outlook on life and their opportunities. 3. The Family Planning Clinic offers them (and their husbands) contraceptive options and counselling. 4. The Library offers their pre-school children basic instruction, leading to the potential for schooling to follow. 5. Our educational funding projects provides the opportunity for further education. 6. Many of the women now take computer classes at the Library and through internet facility there they can gain information and access to the larger world. 7. A local credit union has recently set up a local branch for direct deposit of payroll. Within a matter of a few years, women in the village have gone from being largely illiterate and uninvolved in life beyond their immediate families, to income earners, bank account holders, internet surfers. It is an amazing transformation.

Review from Guidestar

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Even before the earthquake, Haiti Projects was providing important service to Haiti driven by their mission of empowering a woman, to raise a family, to lift a village. The family planning clinic and hospital, the library, the scholarship program and most importantly the woman's sewing cooperative, provided a means, through employment, of sustaining and lifting improverished Haitian villages. Since the earthquake, continuation and expansion of Haiti Projects is needed more than ever.

Review from Guidestar