We at Ede Men have researched and targeted multiple local Haitian NGOs that are known to be the most effective and impactful with their funding.
Through Ede Men, you can view each NGO and make your contribution directly to them, at no cost to us!
In creole, 'konbit' means the act of community, and mizik means music. KB is a NYS 501(c)3 non profit that began shortly after the 2010 earthquake.
Sakala is an acronym that stands for Sant Kominote Altènatif Ak Lapè, and going from Haitian Creole to English, translates to “The community center for peaceful alternatives. The organization has successfully maintained a violence-free environment since 2004 when President Jean-Bertrande Aristide was overthrown.
Just Haiti began in 2006, modeled after a fair trade coffee company called Cafe Justo, which is near the Mexico/Arizona border and works to address the poverty and migration issues throughout Mexican communities. Just Haiti was officially formed as a 501c3 tax-exempt nonprofit in 2007 and works to implement a 'fair trade-plus' model where the Haitian farmers receive a great living wage.
This nonprofit began building innovative public toilets that convert waste into natural fertilizers for community gardens and also composting. The normally-devoid soil transforms into a nutrient-rich environment. This grew into education initiatives where local youth learned about different methods of disease transmission and prevention. The center teaches sustainable technologies such as solar water purification and agronomy, and helps individuals implement new skills through leading hands-on community workshops.
Heart in Haiti is a multi-faceted organization that focuses on education through their school, which currently serves over 100 students. There is no free public school system in Haiti, and the school also teaches animal care/breeding/nutrition, vocational skills, and leads community workhops to reach students that cannot access or attend the school.