Haitian Artisans for Peace International (HAPI) is a faith-based community development ministry whose mission is to empower Haitians to grow their capacity to lead with integrity, to develop solutions to their own problems, and to help their families and communities to live to their fullest potential.
Specifically, HAPI is ‘encouraging creativity, promoting gender equality, creating economic opportunity, nurturing spirituality and growing healthy communities.’
Significant activities include: artisan fair trade; microbusiness loans; basic health services, maternal care; children’s activities in art, 4H, marching band and dance; and increasing individual and organizational capacity through technology and project management. Coming soon: opportunities for distance learning in a new computer cafe!
To see our current hand-embroidered greeting card offering click 2013 HAPI Cards.
15 April 2010 – The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Asha Rose Migiro, has called for greater investment to ensure the health and wellbeing of women, stressing that healthy women can lead to better families and societies… “We must meet our obligations to the world’s women and children…. We must do so because healthy women are the answer to solving many of the world’s most complex and pressing problems: poverty, hunger, disease, and political instability.”