About us

We are a community of generous hearts partnering and collaborating with local leadership committed to building sustainability in Haïti.

C2C Values People and self-sufficiency

“Men anpil, chay pa lou.”

(Many hands make the load lighter.)

About C2C Haïti

Community2Community(C2C) believes in a world where communities in Haiti are self-sufficient. These communities would be able to secure their community’s basic needs: water, food, shelter, sanitation, and health/hygiene without the need for constant foreign aid. Our collaborative partnership model incorporates working with local communities of people in various professions, such as engineers, teachers, skilled trades and lay people in Haiti, that go unseen or underutilized.

C2C is different from other NGOs in that it works with the community to empower community…

For over 12 years, our vision has been to create self-sufficient communities by working WITH the community. We mobilize financial and human resources to achieve our mission work. After reaching and normalizing self-sufficiency, our Partner Communities will be self-sustainable via their economic development plans to increase their socio-economic status to lead healthy and prosperous lives. Our goal is that C2C is the last non-profit our Partner Communities would work with as they become self-sufficient. This is narrative-changing work. 

Community2Community working with our Partner Communities has resulted in progress with Dignity. C2C is different from other NGOs in that it works with the community to empower community and provide a foundation to allow for the long-term sustainability of the developed projects.

Who or What is Partner Community? Our Partner Community is a group of people who are indigenous to the area. These people have intricate knowledge about the community’s needs because they are the community. They are engineers, teachers, parents, and various professionals who work hard to better their community’s way of life. 

Within these communities, they usually appoint a group of people, the Peasant Association, as representatives of the community to secure the resources needed to improve the way of life of community members. Learn more about our Partner Communities by clicking here.

Local Haitian Men Building a Latrine with Resources Provided by C2C & ODCP | C2C
Local Haitian Men Building a Latrine with Resources Provided by C2C & ODCP

OUR MISSION

Mobilizing resources to support the transformation of developing international communities into healthy, sustainable communities.

OUR VISION

Creating self-sufficient communities by working with the community.

Petit Goave Community Thanking C2C
Petit-Goâve Mountainside Community Thanking C2C

OUR PURPOSE: C2C 3E’s

Expose

Expose people to C2C as an organization. (photo courtesy of Trish Miller)

Educate

Educate people on the C2C Haïti Restoration & Transformation Project (HRTP).

Engage

Engage people to join the cause and move from spectator to participant.

The proverb says, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man how to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.”  C2C goes one step further:  we help the community get access to the lake. That is how a sustainable community is created.

This is the essence of C2C creating self-sufficient communities by working with the community –– so that hopes become realities and the cycle reaffirms itself. We believe our unique framework provides a way to reach beyond the pleas and the headlines, as well as the occasional miracle, to result in rebuilding neighborhoods, restoring dignity, and rejuvenating the spirit. It only starts with Haïti. We invite you to come to be a part of something greater than yourself!

COMMUNITY REDEFINED

We came because of the earthquake. We stayed because of the people.

On January 12, 2010, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck and devastated the island nation of Haïti. In 35 seconds, over 316,000 people lost their lives and more than 1.5 million lost their homes.

We created Community2Community (C2C), a non-profit service and development organization in May 2010, to give the Haitian Diaspora and those with a heart for Haïti a platform to come together and share their expertise in a variety of areas – from education to medicine and from carpentry to communications – toward C2C’s goal of establishing lasting change in Haïti, and ultimately, other communities by working with local leadership on the ground.

There are many communities of resilient, hard-working people in Haïti. They are industrious, humble, vibrant, creative, and hospitable people. They are not looking for handouts, but rather for partnership and the tools to create change and an opportunity to experience the basic life essentials of good health, a home, employment and education for their children and themselves. These fundamental needs are a human right of normal life. They are not unlike anyone in the world who desires a good and fulfilling life. 

FIRST-STOP: PETIT-GOÂVE, HAÏTI

The work started in 2010, continues with progress. We are collaborating and supporting efforts of the local peasant associations in the coastal town of Petit-Goâve, just 42 miles from Port-Au-Prince. Our goal is to see the Peasant Associations’ visions realized and our mission accomplished.

Our Team

We are a community of generous hearts partnering and collaborating with local leadership committed to building sustainability in Haïti.

Ways to Give

How You Can Empower Our Partner Communities

The Project

Our approach is what makes us different

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