Haiti

Zakat Foundation of America

Even before the deadly earthquake that devastated Haiti in January 2010, the country suffered from the crushing poverty that had earned it the title of poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere.

Although Haiti was able to feed itself until the 1980s, corruption, political instability and interference, along with unfair competition from foreign imports, weakened the ability of Haitian farmers to compete. As a result, many rural families migrated to the overcrowded capital, Port au Prince to seek out meager livings. Little has been done to rebuild the country since the earthquake that led to the death of at least 230,000 people. Many communities still struggle to find adequate food, shelter and any means of occupation. Substantial international assistance is needed to help the country prosper.


Latest News from Haiti

Zakat Foundation of America

Bringing Hope Back to Haiti

ZF is committed to helping the Haitian people recover and rebuild after Hurricane Matthew. Continue Reading...

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ZF Launches Cholera Prevention Program in Haiti

Haiti suffers immense poverty especially after the earthquake further marginalized impoverished communities. Water contamination… Continue Reading...

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Good Clean Water for Needy Haitians: ZF Distributes Water Filters in Port au Prince

Zakat Foundation of America distributes 200 water filters for people of Haiti in pre-emptive response to deadly water-borne diseases. Continue Reading...

Public Radio International Spotlights Zakat Foundation’s Work in Haiti

In March 2011, listeners to Public Radio International will be able to hear about Zakat Foundation of Americas’s (ZF) work with… Continue Reading...

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Rebuilding Haiti From The Ground Up

Zakat Foundation of America (ZF) and millions of Haitian farm families know that farming is the means by which Haiti can be rebuild… Continue Reading...