Who we are
Friends of Paradis des Indiens, Inc. is a non-profit humanitarian organization created to raise funds to combat illiteracy in Grand’Anse, Haiti through education, the construction of schools, and programs that foster children's capacity to be productive adults. Learn about us
To carry out our mission we need your help in raising the funds necessary to pay for the maintenance of the schools, the training of the teachers and all that is necessary to create a healthy learning environment for the students. Make a donation
Friends of Paradis des Indiens, Inc. has partnered with PayPal so that you can easily make a donation to help now. All donations are appreciated. Friends of Paradis des Indiens, Inc. needs your help to assist the people of Haiti to recover not only from the devastating earthquake but from hurricanes, cholera, etc.
Thousands of people have lost their lives. Many people are still living in the streets and many more are in temporary shelters, (tents). Many went back to their towns. In Les Abricots, we received thousands, many of them children. Please help us help them. Friends of Paradis des Indiens, Inc. is a volunteer organization. 100% of your donations will be used to help the children of the earthquake victims who came to our schools.
We thank our donors who have helped us achieve some of our goals.
- Each of our 11 satellite mountain schools will have clean water with a well or cistern that are being built. Water purifiers were purchased for each school.
- Additional classrooms were added in some schools to accommodate new students. Other schools underwent major repairs and received additional furniture such as desks and benches.
- Several of our school gardens now have a well.
- Donated tools were distributed in all the schools.
- Contributed toward the salaries of teachers, librarian, nurse, manual skill teachers, cooks, the maintenance personnel, and 2 security guards.
- Shipped hundreds of boxes of uniforms, school supplies, seeds, medications, shoes and clothing for the children.
- Funded scholarships to pay for the High School studies of the best students.
- Continued the food distribution program to 500 elderly villagers.