Haiti Now (Ayiti Now Corp) is a Miami, Florida-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in January 2010. We strive to empower Restavek girls and marginalized children through our educational programs.
What We Believe
“We can’t close our eyes—we must take action and work to radically transform the lives of the most vulnerable children with impactful programs targeted to their needs.”
Empowerment; Social Justice; Determination; Optimism; Integrity; Innovation.
What Sets Us Apart
We are interested in impact, not numbers. We would rather change the lives of 100 children than offer inadequate education to 1,000.
We understand their needs, which enables us to target our efforts. And they need much more than access to sub-par schools to thrive and flourish.
The national Restavek system can only be changed by addressing extreme poverty in Haiti. We are lifting victims out of this system to offer them hope and opportunity.
We are taking action through the Accelerated Education and the Safe House programs that get to the heart of the problems faced by Restavek girls. It’s about making an impact, not empty promises.
We are preparing Restavek girls to become skilled and independent individuals by providing access to consulting services or customized technical advice for entrepreneurs and micro-entrepreneurs; capital in-kind (e.g., inventory) for micro-entrepreneurs; intensive asset-specific training, and regular follow-up visits by an asset specialist and program officer; income generation training and follow-up technical expert advice; formal ownership and control of assets, to improve their productivity and economic security; access to markets and help overcome constraints in meeting demands of supply chains; access to electricity, financial and digital literacy; demand-oriented skills training for marketable skills, combined with on-the-job training and when possible wage subsidies; we want young women who can effect positive change in their communities.
We are on the ground and 100% responsible for these girls. We also greatly appreciate our donors and make sure every dollar counts.