Literacy for Women Business Owners in Haiti

$6,243 $83,757
Raised Remaining


This project provides thousands of women microfinance clients with basic literacy training and the opportunity to learn business skills, as well as health and human rights education.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Fonkoze is committed to accompany Haitian women and their families out of poverty and improve the quality of their life through loans and literacy training. Fonkoze serves women throughout all departments of Haiti, including many difficult to reach rural areas.

How will this project solve this problem?

Three month literacy modules are offered covering basic literacy, business skills, and health education, including disease prevention and HIV/AIDS. Participants learn to read and write while learning ways to improve their businesses and health.

Potential Long Term Impact

This project provides literacy modules for 3600 women to obtain the necessary skills to build their businesses and support their families. In addition, it helps create the economic foundation for a strong democratic society in Haiti.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Fonkoze USA

Washington, DC, United States

Project Leader

Leigh Carter

Executive Director
Washington, DC United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Literacy for Women Business Owners in Haiti