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    AVSI works In 39 countries focusing on education, health and sanitation, agriculture, urban upgrading and emergency relief
    MISSION To support human development and promote human dignity in developing countries according to Catholic social teaching
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Engaging Entrpreneurial Women to Combat Child Malnutrition Thursday, 2 February 2017   The Product: Mama+ is a new infant fortified cereal for children aged 6 mo. – 2 years old, and is the only affordable fortified complementary infant food available in the rural areas of Southern Haiti.  [This unique product, recognized for its nutritional benefits, ease of use and cultural fit, is the only infant cereal […]
Hurricane Matthew: Emergency Appeal Friday, 7 October 2016 Dear Friends, The death toll in Haiti continues to rise, with more than 800 lives lost, mostly in the southern part of the country. As you know,Matthew made landfall in Haiti as a Category 4 hurricane on Tuesday. At least 1.2 million have been directly affected, with 350,000 in need of immediate humanitarian assistance and […]
Locally produced, fortified infant cereal in rural Haiti to improve health outcomes Monday, 16 February 2015 AVSI in Haiti, supported by AVSI Canada was awarded a grant from Grand Challenges Canada for they project submission related to improving infant health outcomes in Haiti. In Haiti, many women and children suffer from micronutrient deficiencies, and the growth of 20% of children is stunted. This project aims to build the capacity of a […]

The renovations to the Education Center in Martissant Port-au-Prince, are underway. Here are the site renderings of the renovated space and land.

The crisis in Syria continues.  To escape the violence and insecurity, Syrians are flooding across the borders creating a refugee crisis in neighboring countries. According to the UN High Commission for Refugees,  The number of registered Syrian refugees, as of this January,  are 157,139 in Lebanon, 167,444  in Jordan,  156,801  in Turkey and 77,415  in […]

Lespwa Jaden – Garden of Hope AVSI Canada is working together with AVSI in Haiti to build an Educational Center in one of Port-au-Prince’s most vulnerable neighborhoods, Martissant.   “Jaden Lespwa” in Creole translates to “Garden of Hope” and will become the first Educational Center in the community dedicated to the development of the person with […]