Improving lives in Haiti
by empowering local communities
through philanthropy

Our Latest Stories

Discover inspiring stories of the people who are making the changes and the communities impacted by the changes.

Empowering Women in Haiti: The Story of Fanm Deside

Empowering Women in Haiti: The Story of Fanm Deside

For over three decades, Fanm Deside has worked to support Haitian women in the South of Haiti by advocating for violence survivors, promoting financial independence, and providing education and training.

Haitian Farmers Have Sold their Coffee at the Wrong Price. A Local Company is Changing That

Haitian Farmers Have Sold their Coffee at the Wrong Price. A Local Company is Changing That

With funding support from FOKAL and Ayiti Demen in 2021, Café-Lux, a social enterprise, is able to offer thousands of Haitian farmers better prices for their coffee beans and training in farming techniques to grow quality products.

Haitian Filmmaker Gessica Généus Named as Ayiti Demen Ambassador

Haitian Filmmaker Gessica Généus Named as Ayiti Demen Ambassador

NEW YORK, NY. – Ayiti Demen’s board has selected acclaimed Haitian filmmaker Gessica Généus as the organization’s goodwill ambassador. In this role, Gessica will help communicate to people around the world the work Ayiti Demen is doing to improve lives in Haiti.

haiti funders conference

5th Haiti Funders Conference:
Funders, you are invited!

Haiti is now in an unsustainable situation. Change must happen in all sectors. We believe that Philanthropy can play a pivotal role in Haiti’s resurgence with strategic investments now. There ARE solutions and inspiring examples of partners working with communities to outpace poverty, inspire youth and prepare for a better tomorrow.

If you are a philanthropic institution, donor, impact investor or social entrepreneur seeking the best way to support Haitian communities to leverage their assets and pursue paths to prosperity, then, this conference is for you.

In partnership with Haiti Development Institute and Ayiti Demen, FOKAL is pleased to invite you to join us on June 12-14, 2023, in Washington, D.C. 

The goal of organizing Haiti Funders Conferences is to increase the amount, effectiveness and impact of philanthropy directed to supporting sustainable economic and social development in Haiti.  This conference is especially timely and critical given the deepening crises and ballooning humanitarian need in the country today. The conference will provide a space for current and potential funders, donors, diaspora organizations and development experts to come together to think strategically about how philanthropy and development assistance can contribute to systemic change. The conference will give donors a chance to consult with peers on challenges they face and ideas for new approaches.  It will provide time and space for participants to network and work together individually outside of structured sessions, which is key to building the community of Haiti funders, so that it is an ongoing resource for its members. Participants can forge and deepen relationships that may form the basis for future coordination and collaboration.

registration and accommodation

Links for registration and accommodations are at www.haitidevelopmentforum.org or here : https://www.haitidevelopmentforum.org/funders-conference

sponsorship opportunities

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities or wish to get involved, please reach out to Liz Fischelis at lfischelis@hdihaiti.org or info@ademen.org

We count on your attendance!

The impact of the FOKAL Haiti Earthquake
Relief Fund in 2021 and 2022

OUR work

At Ayiti Demen, we tackle the country's most urgent issues with a long-term approach through three main program areas.


Facilitating access to scientific and technical knowledge to help young people become active citizens.


Art & Culture

Encouraging artistic and sustaining cultural heritage to strengthen communities ties


Sustainable Development

Building the capacity of farmer’s organizations for reversing environmental degradation and achieving economic growth and social cohesion.

Our Impact We believe that sustainable development in Haiti requires the involvement of civil society actors, from farmworkers to human rights activists. But financial resources are often too inadequate for their tasks. We are changing that.

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Raised from foundations, businesses and individuals donors like you.

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Projects led by grassroots organizations received our financial support.

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People across the country are impacted by the initiatives we fund.

When we give, we give big