The agricultural South. In the Torbek plain at Les Cayes, AVSI provides food security projects, rural development, water and environmental projects. Great importance has been placed on the work carried out in Pic Macaya Park with the assistance of the European Union and the Aquaplus program with Rotary and Expo 2015.
The capital. In Port-au-Prince, AVSI focuses its work in two poor communities, Cité Soleil and Martissant, where, thanks to the distance support project, over 1,000 children can go to school, eat and have places where they can play and learn.
The post-earthquake emergency. At the forefront following the disaster caused by the earthquake in 2010, AVSI's staff have helped 45,000 people thanks to thousands of donors in Italy and throughout the world and has renovated and built 17 structures, from nutritional centers to schools that serve several thousand children and their families.
Agriculture. Since 2013, AVSI has had a base in Cap Haitien with an agricultural development project that helps 9 thousand farmers in collaboration with the Haitian Ministry of Agriculture.
The hurricane of 2016. Immediately after the passage of Hurricane Matthew, AVSI has been carrying out emergency work to support hundreds of thousands of people left isolated without homes or food, identifying schools and centers to be renovated and restoring access to water in the affected areas.
AVSI has an agreement with DINEPA, the water management authority, and with the Health Ministry for nutritional projects. We collaborate with Unicef, PAM, MAE, EU, BID, Minustah, World Bank.
Child malnutrition is a major problem in Haiti. 2.5 million people live in extreme poverty with 100,000 children under five years of age suffering from acute malnutrition and one in three children stunted, or irreversibly short for their age. In 2014, AVSI Foundation decided to combat this major problem and developed a sustainable, affordable and locally grown product called Mama+, which was specifically designed to fight malnutrition in children aged from 6 to 24 months. Through a door-to-door sales model, entrepreneurial women in the community were trained to sell Mama+. Their role is also to monitor the nutrition status of children and spread key information about proper infant feeding and healthy living. #haiti #child #children #mama+ #hope #smile #women #healthyliving #healthynutrition #fightmalnutrition #reportagephoto #childportraits #documentaryphotography #streetphotography #theeyesofchildrenaroundtheworld #childrenphoto #childrenoftheworld #food #foodoftheday #foodlover