Since 2000, the What If? Foundation has partnered with members of the Ti Plas Kazo community in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to bring much-needed food and educational opportunities to impoverished children.
Our vision has always been linked with the vision of the Ti Plas Kazo community to feed and educate their children. Grounded in mutual respect, trust, and the belief that small steps at a grassroots level is essential to lasting change, What If and its Haitian partners (called Na Rive) have worked together to provide life-giving services to children for the last 16 years.
Today, thanks to the support of our donors, we provide resources for:
- 6,000 meals/week
- 154 school scholarships/year
- An after-school program for 240 youth
- A summer camp for 650 children
The What If? Foundation is the only source of funding for these programs.
Our success over the years is a direct result of our collaboration with our Haitian partners, who work tirelessly through turbulent political and economic times. By pairing the commitment and expertise of our Haitian partners, Na Rive, with the financial resources provided by our donors, we are grateful to be bringing hope and opportunity to children and their families in Haiti.
With Na Rive, we share a vision to:
- Build a school on the land we purchased in Port-au-Prince, which will be a model for a quality school for the poor. It will prepare students academically, while teaching them income-generating skills they can use after graduation.
- Build a kitchen and cafeteria alongside the new school to feed students and other hungry children in the neighborhood.
- Continue to support the school scholarships, after-school and summer camp programs, modifying them as needed to meet the needs of local youth.