Commitment to Action

Breaking the Cycle of Disease and Poverty in Haiti

Commitment by

Sevis Finansye Fonkoze

In 2009, Fonkoze, BRAC, BRAC USA, Partners In Health/Zanmi Lasante, CGAP, CHF Partners in Rural Development, and Linked Foundation committed to implement a proven, replicable, and cost-effective approach to measurably reduce extreme poverty and improve health outcomes in Central Haiti over the next two years. This two-year initiative brings together BRAC, the largest NGO in the Global South, and two leading Haitian NGOs with decades of experience in the target area, Fonkoze and Zanmi Lasante. The partners will work together to: 1) implement a scaled model of poverty alleviation ranging from case management for the extreme rural poor to microfinance services for those already engaged in small enterprises, 2) improve health and reduce mortality from malnutrition through comprehensive health services, nutrition education, and agricultural training, and 3) increase access to high-quality training and educational opportunities for rural youth and develop rural youth leadership committed to remaining in rural areas to develop a better future for their communities.

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Commitment

Breaking the Cycle of Disease and Poverty in Haiti

Launched

2009

Est. Duration

4 Years

Estimated Total Value

$100,000,000

Region

Latin America & Caribbean

Countries

HAITI

Commitment by

Sevis Finansye Fonkoze

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

BRAC, Linked Foundation, BRAC USA, Global Communities, Kanpe, Zanmi Lasante, Consultative Group to Assist the Poor, Partners In Health