FAVACA'S Haiti Initiative
FLORIDA ASSOCIATION FOR VOLUNTEER ACTION IN THE
CARIBBEAN AND THE AMERICAS (FAVACA)
The Florida Association for Volunteer Action in the Caribbean and the Americas (FAVACA) has provided training and technical assistance to 30 nations throughout the region to improve social and economic conditions. For the past 25 years, FAVACA has assisted Haitian government institutions and non-governmental organizations working in Haiti. Our database of volunteer experts and network of partner organizations cover an extensive range of professional skills, including Haitian-American experts and other individuals who have worked in Haiti.
With hundreds of volunteers assisting and working side by side with thousands of individuals in Haiti over the years, FAVACA has earned the reputation of responding quickly and effectively to the requests for technical assistance and training. Our programs are developed to address specific concerns and yield immediate results. The grassroots organizations and government officials that have benefited from our programs over the years have gained knowledge and experience in many of the following areas:
AGRICULTURE: Discovering and eliminating diseases, pests and other threats to local food sources, and increasing product yields and uses;
CAPACITY BUILDING: Strengthening institutional development, fundraising ability, financial accountability, and other professional skills;
DISASTER/EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: Establishing emergency response plans and enhancing disaster mitigation and damage assessment techniques;
ECONOMIC GROWTH: Developing business plans and linkages, marketing strategies and trade promotion, micro loans and providing information technology skills;
EDUCATION: Designing curricula, improving educational instruction and materials, and creating new learning opportunities;
ENVIRONMENT: Improving the assessment and management of natural resources;
HEALTHCARE: Improving skills to test and diagnose diseases and provide counseling services;
YOUTH AND WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP: Empowering marginalized segments of society through skills development and team building.
FAVACA is committed to promoting social and economic development in Haiti through working with local organizations and government. A stable and prosperous Haiti is important for all of us and our continued work in the country is vital. For more information on our programs and other countries where we work, please visit our website at www.favaca.org .