We want to change the conversation about what effective poverty alleviation looks like. We believe in supporting local businesses and purchasing supplies in Haiti whenever possible.
For many years, shopkeepers and market vendors have been put out of business due to organizations flooding the market with donations such as clothing and school supplies. Paternalism ruins economies. We believe that through in-country purchasing, and hiring local workers, we can participate in strengthening the economy in Haiti.
We love entering into conversation about the way we do things differently. If know of a group or organization that would be interested in hearing more about what drives PiFò Haiti, we'd be happy to speak at your event. Please contact director Wendy Thiessen for more information.