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WHO WE ARE

ABOUT APF

Let Us Tell You our story

APF (The Association of the Peasants of Fondwa) is national NGO of Haiti focused on grassroots development and empowerment in rural communities.

APF aims to provide tools and resources that allow peasants to pull themselves out of poverty.

Over the past 25 years, APF has worked in the village of Fondwa and surrounding communities to develop clean drinking water, a road connecting hard to reach villages, a primary and secondary school, health clinic, radio station, credit union, and guest house.

In 2004, the University of Fondwa (UNIF) was established. As the only university in all of rural Haiti, UNIF provides higher education to students coming from extremely remote areas. UNIF students return to their home communities throughout their course of study to share their knowledge of agronomy, business management, and veterinary medicine.

On January 12, 2010, most of the infrastructure built by APF was destroyed, and Fondwa suffered many losses. However, the APF community is hopeful for the future. Since 2010, the APF has remobilized, and is using the resources and partnerships available to us to rebuild and restore all that had been lost.

We have constructed a temporary university for the students, and have converted shipping containers into dormitories. We are now process of rebuilding our primary school, Saint Antoine. Please explore the different photo albums in the gallery to view our progress.

All of our programs are based in Fondwa, however our headquarters are based in Port-au-Prince.

Fondwa is a small community village in the western province of Haiti between Léogane and Jacmel. It is the 10th Communal Section of Léogane and about 30 minutes apart from Jacmel and Léogane. Fondwa is 80 kilometers from Port-au-Prince, a 2 hour-drive. The region has a total area of 28 square kilometers and a population of 8,000 people. Fondwa is a mountainous region and more than 80% of the population is peasants. More than 50% of the population is less than 20 years old. There are 6 other rural communities which benefit from the work of APF, about 50,000 individuals all together.

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ABOUT US

Let Us Tell You who We are

Asosyasyon Peyizan Fondwa (The Association of the Peasants of Fondwa: APF) is a Haitian NGO registered with the Ministry of Plans (MPCE) and a Haitian National Peasant Organization registered with the Ministry of Social Affairs in Haiti. Our mission is to empower the local grassroots organizations to create wealth in their communities. APF started in Fondwa in 1988 and is now working throughout the country to establish Local Development Committees (LDCs) in all 572 rural communities, to rebuild Haiti from the ground up. Our aim is to transform rural Haiti by empowering one community at a time – through our APF LDC Program – to create jobs and businesses opportunities for everyone in each rural community Currently APF has 30 LDCs in six states including the Western, the Artibonite Valley, Central Plateau, South-East, South and Grand’Anse and a small presence in each of the four other states in the country. If you want to participate in the reconstruction of Haiti, get involved with us and we will give you the tools to do so.
We are asking the countries “Friends of Haiti” to invest in creating wealth in rural Haiti by financing one LDC (Local Development Committee) or more

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OUR VISION

Pull rural Haiti out of poverty and free from economic dependence

Develop strategies to rebuild Haiti from the ground up through the LDC (Local Development Committee) at the Communal Section level. We assist the Local Grassroots Organizations to identify existing resources in their community, to add values to them in order to create job and business opportunities for the development of the community and for everyone in the community.

We are in business of creating wealth in all of the 572 communities in rural Haiti. (Write to ask us for the List Of Communal Sections in Haiti: give full contact info and donate)

“Transform rural Haiti through education, the empowerment of its people and the creation of wealth. As example:

a) Taiwan : can finance 60 LDC /Communal Sections
b) European Union : can finance 60 LDC /Communal Sections
c) USAID: can finance 60 LDC /Communal Sections
d) IDB : can finance 60 LDC /Communal Sections
e) World Bank: can finance 60 LDC /Communal Sections
f) Japan Embassy: can finance 60 LDC /Communal Sections
g) China: can finance 60 LDC /Communal Sections
h) UK: can finance 60 LDC /Communal Sections
i) Spain: can finance 60 LDC /Communal Sections
j) Canada: can finance 60 LDC /Communal Sections
k) France: can finance 60 LDC /Communal Sections

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WHAT WE DO

Pull rural Haiti out of poverty and free from economic dependence

Develop strategies to rebuild Haiti from the ground up through the LDC ( Local Development Committee) at the Communal Section level. We assist the Local Grassroots Organizations to identify existing resources in their community, to add values to them in order to create job and business opportunities for the development of the community and for everyone in the community

Agriculture

APF Special products: LDC - investment package to farmers to create wealth in their home communities

Education

provide Accounting services to local grassroots org and to small business owners in rural Haiti

Small businesses

Promote public and private partnership at the lowest level of public administration

Local Development Committee

Develop strategies to rebuild Haiti from the ground up through the LDC

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