Economic Stimulus Projects for Work and Action (ESPWA) is a Haitian‐led nonprofit organization registered in the United States as a 501 (c) (3) and in Haiti. Launched in January 2010 at the aftermath of the January 12, 2010 earthquake, we work on building the long‐term capacity of Haitian organizations and Haiti. We are indeed a bridge‐builder with a Haitian-led leadership network with members in both Haiti and the US.

ESPWA focuses on transformational, systemic, sustainable and impactful change that is anchored by local leadership and molded by local communities. Our belief is that:
- Building sustainable solutions to structural socio-economic problems takes more than program delivery capacity building – it requires that we connect with stakeholders in a meaningful manner to transform our development context into an aligned and effective ecosystem of actors and initiatives.
- When we bridge boundaries and work with others, we achieve greater levels of change than we could alone.
- Passion, determination, creativity and an inclusive vision can make the impossible possible. Click to read more.


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Rebuilding the Grand’Anse Region

Early in October 2016, Hurricane Matthew, the first Category 4 Hurricane to impact Haiti in over 50 years ravaged the Southern Region of Haiti which includes the Grand’Anse.

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The Haiti Community Foundation

The Haiti Community Foundation’s Vision is to develop and institutionalize an inclusive development formula which is Haiti-led, community driven, and effective for the benefit of Haitian communities.

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The Haiti Community Foundation's Manifesto

The Haiti Community Foundation Manifesto

We don’t believe in charity We believe in development.   We don’t work FOR the community. We work WITH the community Têt ansanm, heads together, always têt ansanm We bring our communities together Transcending barriers of race, color, class, gender and politics. We bring our communities together, To make each of us and all of […]

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ESPWA’s President Marie-Rose Romain Murphy was contracted as a Community Engagement and Livelihoods Specialist in the communities of Dame Marie and Abricots.

As part of a UNDP (United Nations Development Program) funded project focused on removing and recycling trees encumbering farming land parcels in the Grand’Anse, our President Marie-Rose Romain Murphy was recently contracted as a Community Engagement and Livelihoods Specialist in the communities of Dame Marie and Abricots. It was part of a recovery project designed […]