AVSI began operations in Haiti in 1999 and became a registered local entity with the Haitian government in 2005 with most of its presence in Les Cayes, Cap-Haitien and Port-au-Prince.
AVSI supports programs in the sectors of education/child protection, health with an emphasis on food security and nutrition, agriculture, water, reforestation and environment as well as artisan workshops and business development. As a partner of the government, AVSI gives technical support for projects in the Social Affairs Ministry and the Environmental Ministry.
Today, AVSI partners with vulnerable communities across the country through a comprehensive family-centered approach that enables capacity building at all levels: families, local community-based partners, and local government systems.
2016 - 2019
Catholic Relief Services, with funding from the US Department of Labor, and in partnership with AVSI Haiti implemented the project Let’s Work for Our Rights . The main goal was to reduce and prevent child labor in agriculture in Haiti.
The PARTNERSHIP FOR HAITIAN CHILDREN & YOUTH in Port-au-Prince, Haiti covers various sets of activities within a long-term commitment to the communities in two of the poorest slums in the city, Cite Soleil and Martissant. AVSI serves children and youth, and their families, through education, child protection, nutrition, and conflict resolution programs.