Literacy for Women Business Owners in Haiti

by Fonkoze USA


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.
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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.


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.

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.

Additional Documentation

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


Fonkoze: The Foundation

Organization Information

Fonkoze USA

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Leigh Carter
Executive Director
Washington, DC United States

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