The 3 Legs Project
Father Joseph’s unified vision for the advancement of Haiti.
Haitians Uplifting Haiti - One Community at a Time!
Our National Rural Development Scholarship Program will provide opportunities for students from one of Haiti’s 570 Rural Communities
BECOME AN ADVOCATE
Join a growing community of supporters with a clear vision of how we can accompany our Haitian friends on their journey toward empowerment.
FATHER JOSEPH PHILIPPE
His vision and passion for the people of Fondwa and Haiti has been immortalized in a stunning new documentary by Jeff Kaufman.
The Three Legs initiative is the next stage in the evolution of the work of Father Joseph Philippe to uplift his fellow Haitians through the creation of wealth in rural Haiti. “Think of a stool”. That’s the metaphor that Father Joseph uses to explain what it will take to generate wealth within Haiti’s 570 farm-based communities which comprise 75% of the country’s population. “A stool cannot stand upright if all three of its legs are not solid and strong”.
▼ OUR MISSION ▼
Raising Haiti Foundation provides support for grassroots initiatives designed to foster
socio-economic development across rural Haiti through the empowerment of its citizens.
Raising Haiti Foundation is inspired by the grassroots development model established by Father Joseph Philippe through the Association of the Peasants of Fondwa (APF Haiti). Rooted in the rural village of Fondwa, APF Haiti has led its community in establishing grassroots programs for education, healthcare, child safety and reforestation. We believe such resources are not only basic human rights, but also fundamental building blocks of any thriving community.
❶ 3 Legs Project
❷ Scholarship Initiative
❸ Advocacy Program
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With 501(c) 3 tax-exempt status, Raising Haiti Foundation can give US donors access to all the tax advantages nonprofits can provide, while also conducting the necessary due diligence on APF operations and immediate needs.
Please make checks payable to Raising Haiti Foundation and mail to:
Raising Haiti Foundation • Post Office Box 21624 Washington DC 20009
This is one of the biggest concerns people have before making a donation. We believe in full disclosure and you can can keep track how your donations are making a direct impact by clicking on the link below.
Fondwa is a small community village in the western province of Haiti, 80 kilometers from Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital. This mountainous region has a total area of 28 square kilometers and a population of 8,000 people. Over 80% of the people residing here are peasants, and more than 50% of the population is less than 20 years old. There are 6 other rural communities, comprising about 50,000 individuals total, which benefit from the work of APF.
of the population are peasants
of the population is less than 20 years old
In addition to Fondwa, APF provides aid to 6 other rural communities, about
individuals all together.
Much more needs to be done and with your help we can make it possible.
Consider making a donation and becoming an advocate.
PRESS FOR THE FATHER JOSEPH DOCUMENTARY
"Film & Theater with a Purpose"
"The combination of a strong faith and a strong back has helped Father Joseph and his followers through some extremely challenging times."
"Father Joseph Philippe has the kind of vision and indomitable spirit that might earn someone a Nobel Peace Prize or an Academy Award."
"'Father Joseph' is an inspiring new documentary from Floating World Pictures about a priest in Haiti who has helped Fondwa, one of the poorest communities in the world."
"In the first 22 years of ministry in a Haitian outpost so rural that no road led to it, Father Joseph Philippe did some amazing things - including getting that road built."
"'Father Joseph,' chronicles Father Philippe’s efforts to build a school and orphanage, and to help the Haitian poor become financially independent and increasingly literate."
"Philippe has accomplished much, as he’s spent his life fighting for women’s rights and economic equality in his native Haiti."
"Fr Joseph's indomitable spirit and enduring humour."
1718 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 201 • Washington, DC 20009
PO Box 21624 • Washington, DC 20009
phone: (202) 800-7077
Raising Haiti Foundation is an authorized business name for Association of the Peasants of Fondwa, USA Inc., a District of Columbia 501(c)3 charitable entity.