Vincentian Haiti news – ZAFEN partners with KIVA!

We are proud to announce that Zafèn has become a field partner with Kiva, a crowdfunding platform supporting a worldwide network of microfinance institutions alleviating poverty through business loans. This collaboration introduces Kiva’s 1 million users to Haitian...

Zafen Unleashing Haiti’s Prosperity

Zafèn, Crowdfunding Platform for Haitian Entrepreneurs, announces Winner of Unleash Haiti's Prosperity Contest  Djennie (Jane) Dorvilier of Montreal, Canada is the winner of the "It’s Our Business to Unleash Haiti’s Prosperity" contest.  Launched by Zafèn, a...

Haitian President following Zafen!

Denise Mattson of the Vincentian Family Haiti Initiative writes.... "Wanted to share a little exciting news with you, and I attached a graphic to accompany it. "This morning, the Prime Minister of Haiti, Laurent Lamothe, began following Zafèn on Twitter! Zafèn was...

Haiti – Pathway to a better life

As part of an ongoing series of updates about systemic change projects in the VIncentian Family, former Superior General Robert Maloney describes a Hatian Initiative “Pathway to a Better Life” CHEMEN LAVI MIYÒ (CLM) is a very successful, exciting program that works...
Zafen-Fonkose best in class

Zafen-Fonkose best in class

WOW! According to Foreign Policy magazine Zafèn and Fonkoze are cited as “two best examples” … “causing a surge in diaspora investment in the Haitian economy.” "The key component is the growth of a highly creative sector of grassroots organizations in Haiti that are...

ZAFEN celebrates 3 years, $1.6 million!

ZAFEN celebrates 3 years, $1.6 million!

From the Zafen  Facebook page..."Zafèn is celebrating three years of entrepreneurial success and Global Crowdfunding Day. Since launching, Zafèn has surpassed expectations by raising $1.6 million for 300 entrepreneurs in 33 cities around the country and donating to...

Empower Hatian women!

Empower Hatian women!

Today, the Vincentian Family Haiti Initiative launched a campaign to raise funds to support a sewing cooperative in Haiti to employ women who were taught to sew, embroider and create artisanal crafts by the Daughters of Charity. Minimum wage in Haiti is $5/day, but that’s not enough for families to lift themselves from poverty. The […]

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