Our Vision

Empowering Haitians to transform their communities

 
 

FIDA-U.S. is an independent 501(c) 3 non-profit organization located in Evergreen, CO. FIDA-U.S. works closely with our international partner FIDA-Canada, a charitable organization that has been working in Haiti since 1980. We also work directly with our Haitian arm, productive cooperatives Haiti (pcH), which is an organization consisting of an exclusively Haitian staff of agronomists, agricultural technicians, and literacy experts. FIDA-U.S. began working in Haiti in 2014 and became an official 501(c) 3 non-profit in 2015. We are a small, but highly dedicated non-profit seeking to be in relationship with the Haitian people in a manner that is respectful, empowering, and meaningful to all people involved. We believe that Haitians are a strong, smart, and resourceful people capable of transforming their own communities through agriculture and education. 

Mission Statement:

 We believe in the inherent right for every person to own self-respect and to know self-worth.

 We believe that dignity is achieved through an ability to provide for ourselves, our family, and our neighbors.

 We endeavor to encourage self-sufficiency in Haiti; to work at the grassroots to introduce appropriate technology and training; to bring hope, encouragement and resources to help communities work out solutions to their adversities.

Patrick Bentrott
Executive Director, FIDA-US

 
 
Beautiful mangoes produced by rural farmers being sold at a local market.

Beautiful mangoes produced by rural farmers being sold at a local market.