Home Roots Foundation is a non-profit 501
(c) 3 grassroots group historically involved in affordable housing advocacy, education,
youth tutoring/mentorship, and supporting policies intended to improve low-and moderate-income communities in the
District of Columbia.
In 2018, we become active in Haiti. We are focused on education. We work to empower women and we work with farmers to eventually provide school lunch. Our hope is to reduce malnutrition among our students. Our vision is to build community through education, fostering civic engagement, self-advocacy, and implementing sustainable community-led programs to eradicate extreme poverty, right gender imbalances, and provide access to quality education for all.
In a short amount of time in Haiti, we have made a difference in the lives of hundreds of people. Students who could not afford to pay for school are now attending; entrepreneurial women unable to get loans, now are able to start a microbusiness; isolated farmers in the countryside now have hope. We at Home Roots are ever more encouraged and emboldened!
How could you help?
We Have Partnered with GlobalGiving
Women are said to be the ‘backbone of the Haitian economy, yet gender inequality permeates society. Many women express their desire to be independent to our team members in Haiti. In 2020, we provided six women grants to start or expand microenterprises.
Education For All
About 85% of schools are private, with tuition and fees most low-income families cannot pay. Almost half of Haitians age 15 and older are illiterate. Home Roots Foundation helps to support two schools financially, provide scholarships, tutoring and help pay teachers.
Working With Farmers
According to the World Food Programme, 22% of children are chronically malnourished, 10% of children are underweight for their age and 66% of children under the age of 5 suffer from anemia. We are working with farmers to one day feed the students. Currently, we provide farmers training in Jean Rabel.